Larry B. Dietrick is a registered patent attorney who secures patent protection for clients in the electrical and software engineering industry. He quickly understands clients’ technologies, drawing upon his experience handling numerous patent matters in the United States and abroad. Mr. Dietrick is also experienced in freedom-to-operate searching, analysis, and related client counseling.

Representative Experience

Mr. Dietrick has prosecuted patent applications in technologies including:

  • Wireless and wired networks and standards
  • Control systems
  • Computer hardware and software
  • Mobile applications and data management
  • Insurance and financial services
  • Cloud-based systems
  • Encryption and decryption techniques
  • Image processing
  • Semiconductors
  • Analog and digital circuits
  • Passive optical networks

Background and Credentials

Prior to joining Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, Mr. Dietrick worked as an intellectual property attorney providing patent prosecution and litigation support services to a range of clients including universities, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Dietrick received his J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2009, and was elected into the Order of the Coif upon his graduation. He also served as an Associate Editor of the Illinois Law Review.

Mr. Dietrick received his B.S. in electrical engineering, with high honors, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006. While completing his undergraduate work, he was a systems engineering intern at Motorola, Inc., working primarily with configuration, programming, and troubleshooting of radio systems.


  • University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., summa cum laude)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S., with high honors)
    • Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office