Background - Practices (Details)

Intellectual Property


Crowell & Moring’s internationally recognized intellectual property team offers a complete range of services to assist clients successfully navigate the complexities of IP issues, including prosecution, litigation, licensing, transaction, and portfolio management challenges. Utilizing the resources of a full-service law firm coupled with the knowledge, experience and flexibility of an IP boutique, our practitioners use their expertise to help clients realize the full value of their intellectual property.

With more than 50 attorneys and professionals in Washington, D.C., New York, California, and Brussels focused on transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters, our attorneys and patent agents guide clients across virtually every industry sector to meet their business objectives and handle disputes as they arise.

Intellectual Property Litigation

IP Strategy, Prosecution, and Portfolio Management

Diverse Industry Representation

Our team supports clients across a vast number of industries, including:

Our Team

Clients and peers alike recognize the strong technical, trial, and prosecution credentials of Crowell’s IP practitioners. Our team includes industry specialists with degrees in molecular biology, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering, computer science, life sciences, pharmacy, as well as other scientific disciplines. Many of our U.S. practitioners have worked as examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and our leadership includes a former acting and deputy director of the USPTO. Our European attorneys are registered to practice before the European Union Intellectual Property Office.

Our litigation teams practice regularly before regional courts across the world, including the Federal Circuit, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and U.S. District Courts in the United States, and the Benelux Intellectual Property Office, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the Brussels Court of Appeals internationally.

Thought Leadership

Through our writing, speaking, and leadership positions in industry associations, we actively contribute to legal, policy, and commercial discussions on key issues facing our intellectual property clients. A sample of our work can be accessed here.