Larry Galvin is a people person with an unusually broad technical background. He concentrates his practice on the preparation and prosecution of domestic, international, and PCT utility patent applications in electrical, electronic, mechanical and nuclear engineering, as well as advanced mathematics, biometrics, chemistry, communications, computers, cryptography, elevator systems, the automotive industry, and related technology areas. He also has appealed numerous cases to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including participation in several successful oral hearings. Additionally, he prepares and prosecutes design patent applications, and conducts client counseling.

Prior to joining MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP, Larry was an Associate with the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, in Washington, DC; an Of Counsel with the law firm of Sughrue, Mion, Zinn, Macpeak & Seas, PLLC, in Washington, DC; and an Of Counsel with the law firm of Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC, in Reston, VA.

Before embarking on his legal career, Larry spent twenty years as a nuclear-trained submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, where he gained extensive experience in the practical application of chemical, electrical, mechanical, nuclear, ocean, and systems engineering, as well as material science. During this time, he also served on the faculty of the United States Naval Academy as Associate Chairman of the Physics Department and Master Instructor of Physics and Ethics, and on the faculty of the University of Southern California as Assistant Professor of Naval Science.

Larry continued to support the Submarine Force of the U.S. Navy by serving for five years as the Counsel for the Naval Submarine League during a period of significant growth of that organization.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Juris Doctor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Master of Science, Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program
  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, with distinction, United States Naval Academy

Professional Affiliations

  • Naval Submarine League
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Representative Publications & Presentations

  • T. Hsieh, J. Hack, L. Galvin, “Thinking Small: The Patent Office Grapples with Nanotechnology,” — IP Law and Business, July 2003
  • J. Paul and L. Galvin, “Opportunities and Challenges Arising from Nanotechnology Inventions,” — International Fiber Journal, June 2004