Larry S. Nixon

Firm: Nixon & Vanderhye
Location: Arlington - VA

  • 901 North Glebe Road
    Arlington, VA 22203
  • Tel : 703-816-4000
  • Fax : 703-816-4100

Mr. Nixon leverages his electrical engineering background and 43-plus years of experience in the field of intellectual property law by focusing his practice primarily on providing patent law opinions, patent litigation and patent prosecution involving higher level technical issues.

In addition to having participated in hundreds of patent litigations (as counsel or as an expert witness on patent law) and having written and/or prosecuted many thousands of U.S. patents, Mr. Nixon has also served as an arbitrator and a mediator and has been active in lecturing and writing (both in the U.S. and abroad) about computer law topics.

Mr. Nixon has been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers for many years and has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 1995.

His master’s degree thesis concerned a radiating slot spacecraft antenna. He worked his way through college by building and testing prototypes and models and by writing and operating computer programs in various University laboratories, and by undertaking technical responsibilities at the Illinois Power Company, the Collins Radio Company, the Illinois State Water Survey and Lawrence Radiation Laboratories in Livermore, California.

He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law School in 1971 (after an interruption for military service in the U.S. Army).

Mr. Nixon is currently a member of the bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia and a member of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He has been admitted to practice before many of the Federal courts (including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the US Supreme Court), is currently registered for alternate dispute resolution services with the AIPLA, and is on the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR).

Nixon & Vanderhye

The goal at Nixon & Vanderhye has always been to establish a first-rate firm that capitalizes on the experience of its attorneys to service high-quality clients in all aspects of intellectual property law, nationally and internationally.

Similarly, our philosophy from day one has been to provide high-quality, comprehensive services in intellectual property law and steadfast protection of our clients’ intellectual property – and to do so at a cost that ensures value to the client.

Having a firm philosophy is one thing. Putting it into action is quite another, and an important aspect of Nixon & Vanderhye’s ability to make good on its philosophy is the firm’s corps of personnel. Our clients benefit from the advice of young attorneys with recent degrees and experience in emerging technologies, as well as from tenured attorneys who have accumulated a wide range of experience in the areas of patent and trademark prosecution and litigation, licensing negotiations, and counseling. This group of professionals and depth of continuity have earned Nixon & Vanderhye a long-standing reputation for putting the intellectual property interests and needs of its clients first.