Teresa Stanek Rea


Teresa “Terry” joined Crowell & Moring LLP, in their Washington, DC office in November 2013 as a partner in the Intellectual Property Group, and 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 (USPTO). Terry focuses on intellectual property and dispute resolution related to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other life science issues. She worked for Ethyl Corporation from 1980 through 1984. 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. Terry is a member of The Sedona Conference.  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). She received the Patent and Trademark Office Society’s 2017 Pasquale J. Federico Memorial Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the patent and trademark systems of the United States.