Kevin B. Laurence represents patent owners and challengers in high stakes post-grant proceedings at the USPTO and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is experienced with all aspects of review proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, reexaminations, and reissues.
Best Lawyers in America named Mr. Laurence their 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Patent Law for Washington, D.C. Intellectual Asset Management has identified him as one of the leading practitioners in the United States for post-grant proceedings every year since 2012. He has also received consistent recognition from prominent rankings including Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and Managing Intellectual Property.
Mr. Laurence teaches a course as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School on USPTO post-grant proceedings. He has also served as an instructor for Patent Resources Group since 2009 in courses on post-grant proceedings and co-authors a two-volume treatise titled Post-Grant Patent Practice provided in conjunction with the courses. He has co-authored over 40 articles for Intellectual Property Today magazine on post-grant patent topics. He served as vice chair of Intellectual Property Owners Association’s U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice committee during 2012-2015.
Mr. Laurence has 24 years of experience providing patent-related services involving the life sciences, especially pharmaceuticals and medical devices, chemical fields, mechanical systems and devices, software, business methods, and other technologies. In addition to his contested proceedings practice, he focuses on all phases of patent procurement, portfolio management, preparation of non-infringement and invalidity opinions, product clearance analysis, due diligence evaluations, pre-litigation evaluations, strategic counseling for asserting patent rights or responding to patent infringement allegations, licensing, and serving as an expert witness. Prior to joining Renaissance IP Law Group LLP, Mr. Laurence was a partner at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt L.L.P. in Alexandria, Virginia.