Lawrence A. Husick
Lawrence A. Husick’s extensive experience as a technology consultant, computer system designer, and software author, as well as his career as an intellectual property lawyer give him a unique perspective on the need to focus on innovation as a central pedagogical theme. As a co-director of the FPRI Wachman Center Program on Teaching Innovation, he applies his background in both law and technology to the study of innovation as an organizing principle of history, science and technology, economics, and sociology.
He is a partner in Lipton, Weinberger & Husick, an intellectual property law firm in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University in the Whiting Graduate School of Engineering, and in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Program in Biotechnology. He also serves as Co-Director and Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Center on the Study of Terrorism. He is a founder of several entrepreneurial ventures, including Infonautics Inc., PocketDoctor.com and Cloud Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He serves on the Boards of the Clear Vision Foundation, is counsel to the American Helicopter Museum and Eduation Center, and is the past chair of the Board of Visitors of the Samson College of Health Sciences at University of the Sciences. Mr. Husick is the founding director of Quantum Cures Foundation, a nonprofit building a cooperative computing environment to design novel molecules for use as vaccines, treatments, and cures for orphan, rare and neglected diseases. He served for seven years as the Senior Legal Fellow at Apple, Inc. and is a past president and chairman of the Helen Beebe Speech and Hearing Center, a pioneering facility for auditory-verbal education of the hearing impaired.