Laurence & Phillips IP Law


Kevin Laurence



Best Lawyers in America® (Patent Law) (2007–2019)

  • Selected as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Patent Law for Washington, D.C. for 2016.

Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners

  • Selected as one of the top practitioners in the United States for post-grant proceedings, 2012–2019.

  • Selected as a “recommended” patent attorney in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area for patent prosecution expertise, 2013–2017.

  • IAM Patent 1000’s commentary:

    • 2017 – “Kevin Laurence recently set up Laurence & Phillips IP law, a boutique focused primarily on representing patent owners, as well as challengers, in post-grant proceedings.”

    • 2016 – “Kevin Laurence knows what works at the USPTO with regards to obviousness – it enables him to frame PTAB cases in the right way from the get-go.”

    • 2015 – “Few do more extracurricular work for the benefit of the post-grant community than Kevin Laurence, a prolific author and teacher.”

    • 2014 – “The hire of Kevin Laurence was a great move, further insulating the firm from competitors in this [post-grant] practice area.”

    • 2013 – “leading reexam buff”

    • 2012 – “Both academically and in practice, Kevin Laurence is among a small handful of leading reexamination experts in the United States.”

Managing Intellectual Property magazine, named an “IP Star” (2013–2019)

Chambers USA, Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Intellectual Property) (2007–2017)

Chambers’ commentary and quotes from clients and others:

  • Northern Virginia, 2014–2017

    • 2017 – “noted for his representation of clients in inter partes review proceedings and other post-grant proceedings”

    • 2016 – “Kevin Laurence has significant expertise in complex post-grant proceedings. He works for a diverse range of clients, including from the pharmaceutical and medical devices, technology and chemical sectors.”

    • 2015 – “well versed in post-grant proceedings”

    • 2014 – “Praised by sources as a “master prosecution strategist.”

  • Utah, 2007–2013 (Band 1)

    • 2013 – “Recognized for the high quality of his advice”

    • 2012 – “Clients feel at ease”

    • 2011 – “Market sources are full of admiration for Kevin Laurence, who impresses with his record in building patent portfolios. He has developed a particular niche in reexamination work.”

    • 2010 – “Renowned as ‘a talented attorney who understands the intricacies of business’ he excels in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, chemicals and life sciences fields.”

    • 2009 – “gets high marks for expertise and client-care”

    • 2008 – “He is ‘very easy to work with,’ thanks to his broad experience and ‘keen understanding of clients’ wants and needs.'”

    • 2007 – “has developed an admirable reputation. Clients were especially impressed with his global outlook and strategy-making talents, and appreciated his close relationship with patent examiners and supervisors.”

Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 (2002–2019)

Intellectual Property Owners Association

  • While serving as vice chair of Intellectual Property Owners Association’s U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee, the committee received the 2015 Outstanding Committee Award in recognition of the Committee’s outstanding service.