Lawrence G. Townsend specializes in intellectual property litigation and counseling including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and unfair competition law. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1979.
Mr. Townsend is a member of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Section, the Marin County Bar Association, the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association and the Authors’ Guild. Like the Owens, he continues a time-honored commitment to the law; Mr. Townsend is a fourth generation intellectual property specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mr. Townsend’s published works include Shrink-Wrap Solution, Authors Guild Bulletin, Spring, 2002; Shrink Wrap-Up: One License Doesn’t Fit All, Los Angeles Daily Journal, February 22, 1996; Limited Licenses: The Unfortunate Fragility of Shrinkwrap, Intellectual Property, The Magazine of Law and Policy for High Technology, Spring, 1996; Ticket to E-Ride: Name for Airline’s Electronic Service is Generic, San Francisco Daily Journal, March 30, 2000; and Secrets of the Wholly Grill, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, 2002, a satire of the software industry. He is currently working on his second book.