Laurence C. Begin

Laurence C. Begin

Senior Patent Counsel
Cincinnati, Ohio
Laurence C. Begin is a Senior Patent Counsel at Wood Herron & Evans.  While involved in all phases of intellectual property representation, Larry's emphasis is in patent preparation and prosecution (U.S. and foreign).  His technical focus is in the chemical and mechanical arts, with representative technologies including automotive materials and structural systems, automotive suspension and brake systems, industrial water filtration, vehicle occupant protection systems, and homeland security devices. Prior to receiving his law degree, Larry worked as a chemical engineer in the automotive industries, with an emphasis on industrial fluid and waste management.  Larry also served five years in the United States Marine Corps, as an avionics specialist working on the F-4 Phantom radar and missile control systems, and, as an avionics specialist working on the communications and navigation systems of the C-130 Hercules.  At home, Larry enjoys time with his wife Andrea, and his three daughters.
Pro Bono Activities - Larry has served for more than five years as president or as an officer in the Huron Valley Equestrian Committee, an organization dedicated to instilling self-confidence, self-esteem, knowledge, and team concepts, by the education and instruction of middle schoolers and high schoolers, and by fostering competition in the Equestrian Arts. Larry has also served as 2nd vice president of the Veteran Owned Business Roundtable for about four years, an organization dedicated to mentoring veteran entrepreneurs to instill business readiness in a variety of areas.  Larry also successfully served as first chair in a Pro Bono federal litigation involving the deprivation of constitutional federal and state due process and equal protections of a class of citizens.

Areas of Practice

  • Chemical/Mechanical
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Litigation/Litigation Support
  • Legal Opinions

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Member of the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • Member of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1996
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2010


  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1995
  • Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
    • B.S.
    • Major: Chemical Engineering


  • D.O.T. Haz. Mat. Trans. Regs. - Adjunct Professor , Wayne State University

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Michigan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Chemical Society

Past Employment Positions

  • Betz Metchem, Resource Mgt. Supervisor, 1991 - 1993
  • United States Marine Corps, Avionics Specialist, 1982 - 1987

Pro Bono Activities

  • Huron Valley Equestrian Committee - President; Veteran Owned Business Roundtable -2nd VP, 2015 - Present
  • Constitutional Litigation-Federal and State Due Process and Equal Protection, 2010 - 2015


  • English