Lee Crews, Ph.D.

Duane Morris LLP
100 High Street, Suite 2400
Boston, MA 02110-1724

Phone: +1 857 488 4226
Fax: +1 857 401 3058
Email: LLCrews@duanemorris.com

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Lee Crews, Ph.D.


Lee Crews, Ph.D., practices in the area of intellectual property law. Dr. Crews assists clients in the life sciences and medical devices fields with securing patent rights in the United States and abroad. She also represents clients in those industries in licensing and transactional work, and has significant experience in resolving inventorship disputes. Dr. Crews' clients concentrate on antibody engineering, diagnostic agents, gene therapies, high-throughput screening assays, RNAi and microRNAs, implantable devices, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, stem cells, and transgenic plants and animals. Her clients include universities, pharmaceutical companies and start-up and mid-market biotech companies.

Previously, Dr. Crews was a postdoctoral Fellow at Tufts University School of Medicine, where she studied neurotransmitter regulation. At the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in London, she used cellular and molecular techniques to investigate cellular patterning and differentiation. She has co-authored articles in the Journal of Neuroscience and the Proceedings of the Royal Society.

Dr. Crews is a 2000 graduate of Boston University School of Law and a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine (Ph.D.) and the University of Central Florida (B.S.).

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property
  • Medical Devices
  • Life Sciences


  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Emory University School of Medicine, Ph.D., 1989
  • University of Central Florida, B.S., 1984


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2009-present
  • Fish & Richardson P.C.
    - Principal, 2005-2009
    - Associate, 2000-2004
    - Technology Specialist, 1995-2000
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
    - Postdoctoral Fellow, 1992-1995
  • The Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
    - Postdoctoral Fellow, 1989-1992

Professional Activities

  • Law360 Editorial Advisory Board
    - Intellectual Property Section, 2010

Selected Publications