Lawrence K. Nodine

Senior Counsel

Lawrence K. Nodine is a member of Ballard Spahr's Intellectual Property Litigation Group, and its former Practice Leader. Since 1983, Larry has served as lead counsel, including first chair trial counsel, on a wide variety of cases involving trademarks, copyrights, and patents. He has appeared in more than 300 cases in 23 jurisdictions across the United States.

The many complex patent cases he has handled encompass such diverse technologies as biotechnology, electronic communications, electric meters, programming guides, vehicular telematics, pharmaceuticals, antimicrobial agents, hand-held electronic devices, commercial carpet and flooring systems, and avionics.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Clerkships

Law clerk, Superior Court of Chatham County (Honorable Phyllis Kravitch), Savannah, Georgia

Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit

Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Professional Activities

State Bar of Georgia; past President, Intellectual Property Law Section (1998-1999)

Emory University Law School, Adjunct Professor (Internet Law, Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation, Computer Law, and IP Survey) since 1987

Federal Bar Association

International Trademark Association – U.S. Amicus Committee, 2008-2011, 2014-2017, Chair 2018-2019; Member of Panel of Neutrals

Recognition & Accomplishments

Chambers USA, intellectual property law, highest ranking (band one), 2008-2022; "Senior Statesman," 2023

The Best Lawyers in America, intellectual property litigation, copyright law, trademark law, and patent litigation, 1995-2023; "Lawyer of the Year," Copyright (Atlanta), 2012 and Intellectual Property Litigation (Atlanta), 2015

Recipient of Intellectual Property Legend Award from the Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance, Georgia State University, and Georgia Institute of Technology, in partnership with the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association, 2018



Emory University School of Law (J.D. 1978)
Recipient, William Agnor Scholarship

Emory University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1975)



U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia