A leading woman in technology law, Celine Crowson is on the forefront of patent litigation, protection, and commercialization for the world's most valuable technology companies. Celine uses her technical background in electrical engineering and her deep experience in intellectual property law to provide her clients with practical, winning solutions to their most complex and important problems. She leads the IPMT Americas offices at Hogan Lovells.
Celine is a first chair trial lawyer in patent cases in district courts and the International Trade Commission. She has defeated claims amounting to millions of dollars in damages, saved products from exclusion from the market, and obtained numerous dismissals when aggressors were forced to give up after insurmountable hurdles. The American Lawyer has touted her wins for the best known computer and telecom companies.
Celine has led the patent teams in the most important global technology deals, including one that appeared on the front page of The New York Times. Companies entering into the newest, even disruptive, innovative fields have relied on her skill. Celine's techno-legal sweet spots include telecom, mobile devices, mapping and navigation, chip technologies, power savings, unmanned and autonomous vehicles and aircraft, automotive technologies, control systems, myriad medical devices, agriculture, and cutting-edge energy technologies.
Celine is also at the forefront of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent challenge practice. She has been involved in numerous Inter Partes Review proceedings, all of which resulted in creating favorable outcomes for her clients in their patent disputes.