Lawrence A. Villanueva, Ph.D.

Of Counsel


Law School

Georgia State University, J.D. 2001


Wake Forest University, B.S. Chemistry 1989

University of Florida, Ph.D. Organic Chemistry 1993

Emory University, Post-Doctoral Fellow 1993-1996

practice areas



Larry is a member of the firm's chemical and biotechnological patent prosecution sections. Larry has over 20 years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications primarily in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnological fields. Larry’s clients include large corporations, research universities and institutions, as well as medium-sized companies. With technical degrees in synthetic organic and organometallic chemistry, Larry is able to serve his clients in a wide range of technologies including pharmaceuticals, polymers and material chemistry, catalysts, and drug delivery devices. Larry works hand-in-hand with clients to align their intellectual property with their business goals in order to maximize the value of their intellectual property. In addition to patent prosecution, Larry counsels clients regarding IP due diligence as well as provide opinions relating to freedom to operate and validity/invalidity. Prior to joining Thomas | Horstemeyer, LLP, Larry was a shareholder at the intellectual property firm of Gardner Groff Greenwald & Villanueva, PC in Atlanta.


Larry is licensed to practice in Georgia and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.