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Teresa Stanek Rea
Teresa “Terry” is a co-vice chair of the Intellectual Property Group at Crowell & Moring LLP, in Washington, DC. 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 (USPTO). Terry focuses on intellectual property and dispute resolution related to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other life science issues. 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 obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Wayne State University and her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. Managing IP identified her as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Intellectual Property (2013). IAM Strategy 300 selected her as one of The World’s Leading IP Strategists (2015). She was also named one of Law360’s Top 25 Icons of IP (2016). In 2018, she received the Patent and Trademark Office Society’s Pasquale J. Federico Memorial Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the patent and trademark systems of the United States.