Crowell & Moring
Washington District Of Columbia UNITED STATES
Teresa “Terry” Rea is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group of Crowell & Moring LLP, in their Washington, DC office, and serves as a director with C&M International, Ltd., the international trade and investment consulting firm affiliated with Crowell. Prior to joining Crowell, she served as Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, and Acting Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. While at the USPTO, Terry led the agency through the implementation of the America Invents Act. She was actively involved in writing the regulations implementing the inter partes review, covered business method review, and post-grant review proceedings created by the AIA, and negotiated numerous IP issues with foreign officials. Terry focuses her law practice on U.S. and international IP policy issues and disputes, complex patent litigation and inter partes administrative proceedings, trade secrets protection and enforcement, IP infringement and validity opinions, IP licensing, counseling, and patent portfolio development, management, and monetization. She works with clients in many industries including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, medical devices, publishing, healthcare, and advises clients on privacy, piracy, trademarks, issues related to generic top-level domains, and trade secrets matters. Terry is the former president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and a past president of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. She is a licensed pharmacist. Terry is a member of the Steering Committee for The Sedona Conference Working Group 9 on Patent Damages and Remedies (WG9) and Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices (WG10). Terry has spoken at numerous national and international intellectual property seminars and events on biosimilars litigation, claim construction, and various PTAB topics and issues.
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