Larry H. Aaronson is co-Chair of MBHB’s Networking and Telecommunications Practice Group. Clients engage Mr. Aaronson to guide them on patent prosecution and portfolio strategy related to a wide variety of technologies, including telecommunications and software technology, IoT devices, medical devices, automatic content recognition technology, and more.

With more than 25 years of experience managing patent prosecution matters for one of the nation’s major wireless carriers. Mr. Aaronson draws on deep knowledge of wireless communication systems, networks, and services to craft technically detailed and engaging patent applications for clients. Clients also seek Mr. Aaronson’s counsel on patentability and infringement issues.

Mr. Aaronson also has extensive experience arguing ex parte appeals in oral hearings before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Outside of work, you can often find Larry on stage. For more than 20 years, he has been a part of the Chicago Bar Association’s annual musical comedy revue, “The Bar Show.” He is also an actor and board member with the Deerfield Family Theater.

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law,

    Magna Cum Laude

  • B.S., University of Michigan,

    Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, Tau Beta Pi

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Chicago Bar Association
    • Former Chairman, Entertainment Committee
    • Former Chairman, Creative Arts Law Committee, Young Lawyers Section
    • Actor and Director of Marketing of “The Bar Show,” the CBA’s annual musical comedy revue
  • University of Illinois College of Law
    • Former Adjunct Professor, Patent Prosecution & Practice
  • Deerfield Family Theater
    • Board Member and Actor


  • Best Lawyers in America (2021-2024)
  • Winner of first place in the Chicago Bar Association’s first annual “CBA’s Got Talent” talent contest (April 2021)


  • Managed patent prosecution matters for one of the nation’s major cellular carriers for more than 25 years, helping the company build its portfolio from less than 100 to more than 2,000 patents.
  • Represented an international medical device manufacturer in patent prosecution matters related to hearing prosthesis technology.
  • Helped a large multimedia company build a robust patent portfolio related to automatic content recognition and publishing.
  • Represented a global technology company in patent prosecution matters involving telecommunications and software-related inventions.