Lawrence A. Husick’s experience as a technology consultant, computer system designer, software author, and company founder, as well as his experience as an intellectual property lawyer give him a unique perspective on the issues of management and innovation. He spent the early part of his career as a chemist in industry, and as a systems designer working on computer hardware and software projects for corporate clients, and for government agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the US Postal Service. He is a partner in Lipton, Weinberger & Husick, an intellectual property law firm in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and is founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Cloud Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where he co-directs the Center for the Study of Terrorism, as well as the Project on Innovation. Husick was a co-founder, and was both the corporate counsel and systems architect of Infonautics, Inc., a very early internet search firm, which launched a natural language search system in 1992. That system can now be seen as Highbeam Research. Mr. Husick holds a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Natural Sciences (Environmental Chemistry) from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.

Education History

  • Bachelor of Science Environmental Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Muhlenberg College
  • Juris Doctor Law, Washington College of Law

Work Experience

Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute


A Layman’s Guide to Cyberwar, 5/2013
Address to Glenmede Financial’s “Dynamic Discussions” Series
New Frontiers in the 21st Century: A Layman’s Guide to Cyberwar, 3/2013 Presentation to the New York Historical Society
The Challenges and Threats of Cyber Warfare, 5/2013 Presentation to the Tucson Committee on Foreign Relations
Testimony before Philadelphia City Council Committee On Global Opportunities And the Creative/Innovative Economy, 10/2012
From Brain Drain to Brain Flow: The New Economy of Innovation Turbulence, 8/2012 innovation-turbulence
The Disruptive Cost Of Fear – Our Desire To Return To The World Of September 10th And What It Has Cost Us, 9/2011
What Students Can Learn From Steve Jobs, 9/2011
Cyberspace: The Next Battlefield, 6/2011
FPRI Perspectives On Bin Laden’s Demise, 5/2011
Spent Nuclear Fuel: A National Security and Environmental Migraine Headache, 4/2011
The Foreign Policy Implications of Information and Communications Technologies, 7/2010
Avoiding a Homeland Security Error That Could Leave the U.S. Flying Blind, 2/2010
Islam vs. Islamism, 2/2010
I’m Not a Security Official…I Just Play One on TV, 1/2010
Cyberthreats to US Security, Address to the Committee on Foreign Relations, Birmingham, AL, 3/2012
Cyberwar and Cyberterrorism, Address to the Committee on Foreign Relations, Dubuque, IA, 4/2011
Cyberwar, Cybersecurity, Address to the American Committee on Foreign Relations, San Diego, CA, June 2010
Islamist Lawfare: Briefs as Weapons of Mass Disruption, 6/2010
Messages from Mumbai: Terrorism and Policy Implications, Stephen Gale, Lawrence Husick, and Laura Rabinow, 1/2009
On the Shoulders of Giants: Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the Internet, 11/2008
From Stone to Silicon: A Brief Survey of Innovation, 10/2008
More Than Just Tools and Toys: Teaching Innovation, 5/2008
Al-Qaeda: Venture Capitalists of Terror, IEEE Spectrum Interview, 11/2007
Emergency Preparedness Memorandum, FPRI Terror SitRep, 8/2005
Planning a Sea-borne Terrorist Attack, Lawrence Husick and Stephen Gale, 3/2005 html
Observations on the “9/11 Commission Report”, Stephen Gale and Lawrence Husick, 8/2004
September 11, 2003: Why America Is Still Asleep, Stephen Gale and Lawrence Husick, 09/2003
The Blackout and the Question of Homeland Security, Stephen Gale & Lawrence Husick, 8/2003
First Responders– Underfunded; Real Security– Ignored, Lawrence Husick and Matthew R. Kerbel, 7/2003 tml
From MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) to MUD (Multilateral Unconstrained Disruption): Dealing with the New Terrorism, Stephen Gale and Lawrence Husick, 2/2003
How Secure Are We, Really?, 2/2004
Cyberterrorism, 2/2003
What Students Should Know About 9/11 and the War on Terrorism
Disposable Recording Pulse Oximeter, U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/061,564
Portable Telephone/Remote Control Device, U.S. Patent Publication No. 20020110228
System And Method For User Control Of Electrical Utility Demand – Side Management, U.S. Patent Publication No. 20030074110
Method For Storing Multi-Media Information In An Information Retrieval System, U.S. Patent No. 5,659,742
Method And Apparatus For Generating A Composite Document On A Selected Topic From A Plurality Of Information Sources, U.S. Patent No. 5,675,788
Method For Categorizing Documents Into Subjects Using Relevance Normalization For Documents Retrieved From An Information Retrieval System In Response To A Query, U.S. Patent No. 5,717,914
Method And Apparatus For Identifying Textual Documents and Multi-Mediafiles Corresponding To A Search Topic, U.S. Patent No. 5,742,816
Architecture For Processing Search Queries, Retrieving Documents Identified Thereby, and Method For Using Same, U.S. Patent No. 5,873,076

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyer (2015)