Laurence & Phillips IP Law


Announcing the Opening of L&P IP Law


A pair of highly experienced patent attorneys have launched Laurence & Phillips IP Law LLP (L&P), a law firm specializing in post-grant proceedings and other patent matters.  Kevin Laurence and Matt Phillips have been consistently recognized by Intellectual Asset Management as leading practitioners in the United States for post-grant proceedings for many years. 

They have each served as counsel in over 40 review proceedings and collectively in about 70 review proceedings.  They have achieved excellent track records on behalf of their clients in review proceedings.  "Many companies recognize the benefits of working with separate counsel for review proceedings and litigation and we are enthused about continuing to offer these companies a nimble partner," said Matt Phillips.  In addition to their post-grant practice, they represent patent applicants in high-stakes matters before the Patent Office across a broad technological spectrum.

They have focused on post-grant matters for the last decade.  In addition to their practices, they have also collaborated as authors and presenters.  They have served as instructors for Patent Resources Group since 2009 in courses on post-grant proceedings and co-author a two-volume treatise titled Post-Grant Patent Practice provided in conjunction with the courses.  They have co-authored over 40 articles on post-grant patent topics. 

More information about the two founding partners is provided below.

Kevin Laurence

Kevin Laurence has 25 years of experience in patent law.  Best Lawyers in America named him their 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Patent Law for Washington, D.C.  He teaches a course as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School on USPTO post-grant proceedings.   He serves on the Interim Board of Directors for the newly-formed PTAB Bar Association.  He served as vice chair of Intellectual Property Owners Association’s U.S. Post-Grant Patent Office Practice committee during 2012–2015.

Matt Phillips

Matt Phillips has over 20 years of experience in patent law in both private practice and government service.  As a former patent examiner and judicial law clerk at the Federal Circuit, he analyzes issues from the perspective of the decision maker and tailors his representation accordingly.  Formerly a partner in a “big law” firm, he brings a sophisticated approach to the small-firm, efficiency-minded setting of Laurence & Phillips.  He teaches a patent prosecution course as an adjunct professor at the Lewis & Clark Law School.

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