Charles (Chuck) Larsen is an Intellectual Property partner based in the Firm's Boston office, with a dual practice in London. He concentrates his practice on providing strategic patent advocacy and is licensed to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), U.S. district court, and the UK High Court.
His patent practice includes a wide range of strategic areas, including patent portfolio development, particularly in international settings; multijurisdictional disputes; conducting patent validity; infringement and freedom to operate studies; and IP due diligence in the US and Europe. He advises clients in inter partes review, European oppositions, other post-grant proceedings, and U.S. and European litigation strategies. He has served as counsel of record in 23 Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings and reexaminations and in numerous EPO oppositions.
With a unique trans-Atlantic approach to patent disputes in the U.S. and Europe, Chuck also is a leading voice in the U.S. on preparing U.S. Companies for Europe's Unified Patent Court (UPC).
Chuck's practice also includes portfolio due diligence for equity investments and acquisitions, working with clients to structure their transactions to address the intellectual property risks involved. A significant part of his practice involves advising clients on developing and positioning strategic patent portfolios for licensing and litigation.
Chuck has advised on a wide range of engineering and life sciences applications, including medical technologies, chemistry and pharmaceuticals, drug delivery systems, consumer electronics and signal processing, combustion and energy technology, fluid mechanics, manufacturing processes, software and hardware. In the medical technology sector, his experience includes a number of areas, including implantable heart pumps, respiratory systems, orthopedics, neuromonitoring, spine technology, electrical stimulation, vascular technology, healthcare informatics, biological manufacturing and diagnostics.
Additionally, Chuck provides counsel to clients outside of the life sciences sector in industries such as the consumer products, finance, media and technology industries.
Prior to joining White & Case, Chuck was a partner at an international law firm.