Attorney Lawrence P. Zale received his Physics degree from Wilkes University and his Biomedical Engineering Degree from Drexel University. As an engineer, Mr. Zale programmed unique bit-slice processors at the Kennedy Space Center that simulated the functioning of the five general purpose computers on the NASA STS Space Shuttles.
He then worked on developing war game testing programs for the AEGIS Battleship, then moved on to develop satellite land bases for the US Army at Tobyhanna, PA.
Following his work with the US Army, he studied at Franklin Pierce Law Center (now UNH Law School) in Concord, NH with an emphasis in Intellectual Property Law. After passing the PA and NJ Bars, and the US Patent and Trademark Office bar exam, he was admitted to practice IP Law before the USPTO Nationally, and other law through the PA and NJ Courts.
He began both patent prosecution and patent litigation after graduation for one of the original Patent Law firms in Philadelphia, Paul & Paul.
Atty. Zale advanced to become Patent Counsel at the GE Corporate Research & Development Center in Niskayuna, NY prosecuting patent applications for inventions related to MRI, computer guided surgery, digital signal processing, satellite communication, early cellular telephone CDMA communication, and computer surface rendering.
He then accepted a position at Tyco Healthcare Group LP (now Covidien) in Mansfield, MA and was in charge of managing Intellectual Property portfolios of Tyco divisions having approximately $3B in annual sales. At Tyco, Atty. Zale managed a number of US and foreign law firms covering all aspects of IP Law for the Tyco divisions in his area of responsibility.
Atty. Zale later took a position as Senior IP Counsel for ALSTOM Power in Windsor, CT managing several large IP portfolios globally. ALSTOM Power is one of the global leaders in manufacturing equipment for electric power production. Managed legal defense of ALSTOM’s patent applications and enforcement of ALSTOM’s IP licenses in China.
He then took a position with GTC Law Group, LLP of Westwood, MA that is one of the premier IP strategy law firms. GTC worked with many Boston start-up companies and venture capital firms.
Atty. Zale works with associates virtually handling Intellectual Property law and related matters. The firm provides IP support for small to mid-sized businesses.