Kevin Laurence

Kevin_LaurenceKevin Laurence is a partner in the firm of Oblon Spivak and practices in their Chemical Patent Prosecution and Post-Grant Patent Proceedings groups.  Mr. Laurence has a broad range of experience with patent matters and fouses on adversarial post-grant patent proceedings at the USPTO.  He acts as lead counsel in reexaminations and is experienced with the issues involved in concurrent litigation. Intellectual Asset Magazine named Mr. Laurence one of the top eighteen practitioners in the country for post-grant proceedings.  Mr. Laurence has also routinely received recognition from other prominent rankings such as Best Lawyers in American and Chambers USA.

He has taught for the Patent Resources Group since 2009. He teaches the course titled Post-Grant Patent Practice: Review & Reexamination and co-authors the treatise provided in conjunction with the course. He also co-authors a monthly column for Intellectual Property Today on post-grant patent practice.



  • Co-author, “Post-Grant Patent Practice: Review, Reexamination, Reissue, and Supplemental Examination,” Patent Resources Group, (2013)
  • Co-author, “Patent Reexamination and Reissue Practice,” Patent Resources Group, 2009-2011


  • Co-author, “Argument-Based Estoppel in Reexamination and Reissue,” Intellectual Property Today, Jan. 2012
  • Co-author, “Post-Grant Review Proceedings Compared with EPO Oppositions,” Intellectual Property Today, 32-35, Dec. 2011
  • Co-author, “Changes to Reexamination under the America Invents Act,” Intellectual Property Today, 22-23, Nov. 2011
  • Co-author, “License and Settlement Agreements in Relation to Reexamination and Review Proceedings,” Intellectual Property Today, 28-31, Oct. 2011
  • Co-author, “Protests in Reissue Applications,” Intellectual Property Today, 18-19, Sep. 2011
  • Co-author, “Reexamination in Light of i4i and Therasense,” Intellectual Property Today, 22-24, Aug. 2011
  • Co-author, “Amendment Rights in Reexamination,” Intellectual Property Today, 8-9, July 2011
  • Co-author, “Broadening Reissue: The Recapture Rule and Material Narrowing,” Intellectual Property Today, 14-16, June 2011
  • Co-author, “Patent Reexamination and Willful Infringement,” Intellectual Property Today, 14-15, May 2011
  • Co-author, “Broadening Reissue: The Recapture Rule and Surrendered Subject Matter,” Intellectual Property Today, 30-32, Apr. 2011
  • Co-author, “Reexamination and Injunctive Relief,” Intellectual Property Today, 28-29, Mar. 2011
  • Co-author, “Reexam + Reissue = Merger, Suspension or Concurrent Prosecution,” Intellectual Property Today, 14-16, Feb. 2011
  • Co-author, “Do You Need Separate Reexamination Counsel?,” Intellectual Property Today, 12-13, Jan. 2011
  • Co-author, “Reexam + Reexam = Merger (Usually),” Intellectual Property Today, 20-21, Dec. 2010
  • Co-author, “The Presumption of Validity after Reexamination or Reissue,” Intellectual Property Today, at 30-31, Nov. 2010

Kevin Laurence
Oblon Spivak
1940 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314