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Christoph De Preter Maps New Success at Luciad
June 2017 — Crowell Connect

The 24 Firms GCs Love the Most
June 28, 2016 — Law360

Accused Infringers Rethink Declaratory Judgment Strategies
November 25, 2015 — Law360
Featured Professionals: Mark Supko

Strategies Wearable Tech: Growth of Smart Garments Sparks Suits of the Non-Apparel Variety — Lawsuits
March/April 2015 — Textile Insight

Washington, D.C.-based counsel and member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, Lisa A. Adelson, speaks with Textile Insight about a recent case in which a wearable technology company filed several complaints in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for patent infringement of wearable technology. While Adelson is not involved in the case, she notes that for brands interested in smart apparel, it is important to scan the market for similarities. "Just like in inventions historically, if this is your specialty you sort of know the state of the art. If you think you are close [to another product], you need to get legal advice," said Adelson.

Featured Professionals: Lisa A. Adelson

Life Sciences Cases to Watch In 2015
January 2, 2015 — Law360

Washington, D.C.-based partners, Terry Rea, of Crowell & Moring's Intellectual Property Group, and Keith J. Harrison, of the firm's Labor & Employment and Litigation groups, weigh in on two important cases in the life sciences arena. Harrison discusses Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.'s challenge of a California appellate decision that a generic-drug manufacturer can be held liable for failing to warn consumers of the side effects listed on the equivalent brand-name drug, which may potentially be taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court. "This is going to be a case that is going to further define the scope of federal preemption," Harrison said. Additionally, Rea talks about the Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC suit, which argues that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board uses the incorrect standard during America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings, making it difficult for inventors to retain their patents. "Everybody is going to be very, very careful how they handle this [case]," Rea said of the suit, which may upend new IPR standards.

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Featured Professionals: Keith J. Harrison, Terry Rea

Patent Legislation to Watch In 2015
January 2, 2015 — Law360

Terry Rea, a Washington, D.C.-based partner in the firm's Intellectual Property Group, comments on patent reform legislation in Congress pertaining to fee-shifting and other issues. Rea notes that while Congress appears to be eager to take action to curb abusive litigation, "there's an increased awareness of the need to do it delicately and with a proper balance. Congress has an appreciation of the fact that any legislation cannot be overarching, because there will be unintended consequences," she said.

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Featured Professionals: Terry Rea

LifeNet Wins $35M Verdict In Tissue Graft Patent Suit
November 18, 2014 — Law360

This article heralds an exciting win for the Washington-D.C. based members of Crowell & Moring's Intellectual Property Group. A Virginia federal jury awarded the firm's client, LifeNet, nearly $35 million in damages for LifeCell Corp.'s infringement of a patent improving the preservation of bone and soft-tissue grafts, rejecting LifeCell's invalidity defenses. News of this victory was also highlighted in "Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs," found here.

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Featured Professionals: Michael H. Jacobs

2014 Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers
October 2014 — National Law Journal

Terry Rea, a Washington, D.C.-based Intellectual Property Group partner and director with C&M International, is featured as one of the National Law Journal's "2014 Intellectual Property Trailblazers & Pioneers." The National Law Journal highlights the strides Rea made as acting and deputy director at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as well as her predictions for the intellectual property space. "We will see some targeted limited specific legislation—and some rule changes—in 2015," said Rea.

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Featured Professionals: Terry Rea

Influential Women in IP Law: Teresa Stanek Rea
October 27, 2014 — Law360

Washington, D.C.-based Intellectual Property Group partner and director with C&M International, Terry Rea, was featured as one of Law360's "20 Most Influential Women in IP Law." The article details her astounding accomplishments and provides some kind words that speak to Rea's reputation from those she has worked with throughout her career. David Kappos, who worked with Terry as a director of the USPTO during Rea's tenure as deputy director there told Law360 about the special kind of person Rea is. "What makes Terry special is it's not about training on any specific issue — something you can read about in a book, or what you can do to win a case in an adversarial context where you have practically an infinite amount of time to get ready on a very specific set of facts and laws," Kappos states. "Being the face of the American innovation system to wide-ranging groups is something that you do because you've developed a very different unique set of skills, and that you do well if you've developed those skills to the highest level."

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Worries Over Supreme Court's Flirting with 101
October 24, 2014 — Managing Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C.-based Intellectual Property Group partner and director with C&M International, Terry Rea, was acknowledged in Managing Intellectual Property for her role as a moderator at a recent panel discussion. The panel Rea moderated discussed the impact of the Supreme Court on Section 101 and featured panelists David Kappos and Laurie Self.

Featured Professionals: Terry Rea