Kevin Laurence

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Kevin Laurence is a partner at Laurence & Phillips IP Law LLP. He represents patent owners and challengers in high-stakes, post-grant proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is experienced with all aspects of review proceedings, reexaminations, and reissues. 

At GW Law, Mr. Laurence teaches a course titled USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings. The course covers all post-grant proceedings conducted before the Patent Office including inter partes reviews, post-grant reviews, covered business method reviews, reexaminations, reissues, interferences, derivative proceedings, and supplemental examinations.

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 each year since 2012.

He co-authored a two-volume treatise titled Post-Grant Patent Practice, which is published by the Patent Resources Group (PRG) in conjunction with CLE courses that he teaches for PRG. The treatise has been updated and published twice a year since 2012 and expanded on his earlier treatise titled Patent Reexamination and Reissue Practice, which was published by PRG during 2009-2011. He has co-authored more than 40 articles for Intellectual Property Today magazine on post-grant patent topics.

BA, JD, Brigham Young University