Stoel Rives Post-Grant Patent Specialist Joins Oblon Spivak Post-Grant Patent Team

March 18, 2013 – Firm News

For Immediate Release

March 18, 2013

Alexandria, Va - Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. is pleased to announce that post-grant patent specialist Kevin B. Laurence has joined the firm’s post-grant patent proceedings practice group as a partner. He most recently was a partner at Stoel Rives LLP.

Mr. Laurence founded the Stoel Rives patent practice in their Salt Lake City office. He has 20+ years of experience providing patent-related services involving the life sciences, especially pharmaceuticals and medical devices, chemical fields, and other technologies.

“Kevin is yet another all-star addition to our leading post-grant patent group. Kevin joins an impressive roster of the nation’s leading experts on PTAB practice. The group has solidified our position as the leader in this practice by outpacing other law firms in terms of the number, diversity and commercial importance of post grant proceeding representations.” said Bradley Lytle, Oblon Spivak’s Managing Partner.

Intellectual Asset Magazine named Mr. Laurence one of the top practitioners in the country for post-grant proceedings. IAM noted that “[b]oth academically and in practice, Kevin Laurence is among a small handful of leading reexamination experts in the United States." Mr. Laurence has also routinely received recognition from other prominent rankings such as Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA and has lectured and taught extensively on the topic of patent practice. He taught courses titled "Biotechnology and Chemical Patent Law" and "International Intellectual Property Law" at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law during 2003-2008 and "Intellectual Property Law" at Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School in 2004.

Assisting clients for over 40 years, Oblon Spivak is one of the largest intellectual property specialty firms in the United States. The firm provides a full range of intellectual property services and is the recognized leader in patent prosecution and post grant trials before the USPTO’s Patent Trial & Appeal Board. The firm also represents their clients in all forms of intellectual property litigation, including trademark, copyright and trade dress disputes.