Celine Jimenez Crowson | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Celine Jimenez Crowson

Partner Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Crowson Celine

Celine Jimenez Crowson
Crowson Celine
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"Celine Crowson and I became experts in the study of what makes a Smurf a Smurf. We negotiated with the studio over what the characters wore and what they said."

The Hollywood Wrap July 2011

A leading woman in technology law, Celine Jimenez Crowson is on the forefront of patent litigation for the world's most valuable 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 is a first chair trial lawyer in patent cases in district courts and the International Trade Commission. Celine also leads Hogan Lovells’ IP team in the Americas.  Celine has defeated claims amounting to millions of dollars in damages, saved products from exclusion from the market, and obtained numerous dismissals The American Lawyer regularly has touted her wins. In 2022-23, Celine led the trial teams that obtained three winning trial verdicts.

Celine has also led the patent teams in the most important global technology deals, including one that appeared on the front page of The New York Times. Celine's techno-legal sweet spots include mobile devices and communication technologies, electronic consumer products, mapping and navigation, semi-conductor chip technologies, automotive and smart home technologies, battery technologies, medical and healthcare-related 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. Celine handled the trial for the first ever instituted Post Grant Review proceeding at the USPTO and in 2023 led the IPRs for the most prolific automotive OEM petitioner.

Celine has spent years on the Ronald McDonald House Charities Board and is a current elected member of the Hogan Lovells global board and a member of the Duke Pratt School of Engineering Visitor’s Board. She has also been a guest lecturer at Georgetown Law School's Class in Entrepreneurship.

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“[My client] … obtained the first patent …, so [the asserted] patents should never have been granted," Celine Crowson of Hogan Lovells, … said Tuesday. "[Plaintiff] is trying to use its patents to compete …, when it couldn't make a product better than [my client’s]." (from winning opening argument)

Law360, March 1, 2022

Representative experience

Lead trial counsel for Mercedes Benz in multiple patent infringement litigations in district courts and the ITC, including a complete victory in Mercedes first ever U.S. patent infringement trial.  

Lead trial counsel for Google and LG in WDTX district court litigation resulting in unanimous defense jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity for all asserted patents.

Lead litigation counsel for electronic consumer companies in numerous patent litigations, including wins in district court and the ITC for products ranging from mobile devices to headsets.

Lead counsel for Covidien/Nellcor in patent infringement action and reexamination brought in connection with client's cerebral oximetry device.

Lead trial counsel for PPG Indus. in patent infringement litigation, resulting in unanimous defense jury verdict of non-infringement and invalidity of all 5 asserted patents.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1990
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Duke University, cum laude, Eta Kappa Nu, 1987
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Court admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, Litigation Section and Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland Bar Association


Litigator of the Year - DC Metro, Shortlisted

Managing Intellectual Property

Patent Star - District of Columbia

Managing Intellectual Property

2018, 2020,2023,2024
Intellectual Property: Patent Litigation: Full Coverage

Legal 500 US

Patent Litigation: Hi Tech Electronics and IT

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Intellectual property: Patents: litigation (full coverage), Recommended

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