Kevin B. Laurence is a partner and practices in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution and Post-Grant Patent Proceedings groups. Mr. Laurence has a broad range of experience with patent matters and focuses on adversarial post-grant patent proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He acts as lead counsel in reexaminations and is experienced with the issues involved in concurrent litigation.
Intellectual Asset Magazine named Mr. Laurence one of the top eighteen 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.
Mr. Laurence has served as an instructor for Patent Resources Group since 2009. He teaches a comprehensive three-day course on post-issuance administrative proceedings titled Post-Grant Patent Practice: Review, Reexamination, Reissue and Supplemental Examination and coauthors the two-volume treatise provided in conjunction with the course. He has coauthored a monthly column since 2010 on the same topics for Intellectual Property Today magazine. By actively writing and lecturing on these topics, he remains current on all aspects of post-grant proceedings.
He has also taught as an adjunct professor. 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.
Mr. Laurence has 21 years of experience providing patent-related services involving the life sciences, especially pharmaceuticals and medical devices, chemical fields, and other technologies. In addition to his contested proceedings practice, he focuses on all phases of patent procurement, including reissue applications, 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, and licensing.