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Pilar Stillwater

Counsel

pstillwater@crowell.com
Phone: +1 415.365.7444
3 Embarcadero Center, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Pilar Stillwater is a counsel in the Intellectual Property and Litigation groups in Crowell & Moring's San Francisco office, with a background in molecular and cell biology. Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with an emphasis on patent infringement disputes. Pilar has litigated patent infringement cases involving a wide range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, prefabricated concrete slabs, and wireless LAN technology. Pilar also counsels clients on patent infringement and licensing issues in the medical device and biopharmaceutical areas.  

Pilar earned her B.S. in molecular, cell, and developmental biology with highest honors in the major and college honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2004. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings, cum laude, in 2008, where she was the executive production editor of the Hastings Law Journal

Prior to joining Crowell in 2012, Pilar was an associate in a prominent San Francisco litigation boutique firm, where she represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement and complex commercial litigation disputes.

Pilar is actively involved in pro bono work and has represented clients in debt-collection and copyright disputes. She was the first attorney at Crowell & Moring to successfully take a third-party debt collection case to trial in collaboration with the East Bay Community Law Center. Pilar also supervises students participating in the University of California, Hastings’ Startup Legal Garage, a legal clinic providing services to startup organizations in the Bay Area.

Education

  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.S. molecular, cell, and developmental biology (2004) highest honors
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. (2008) cum laude

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Federal District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern District of California, and the Eastern District of Texas.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association: Science & Technology and Intellectual Property Law Sections
  • San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association

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"Cannabis Trademarks Not Stoned by PTO," IP Insights (May 7, 2019). Contacts: Anne Elise Herold Li, Pilar Stillwater, Molly A. Jones, Kainoa Asuega
Client Alert / Newsletter
Crowell & Moring Elects Six New Partners and Promotes 19 Associates to Counsel (Jan.09.2017)
Firm News / Announcement
"Lanham Act in Trade Secrets Case Triggered by Sending Misleading Email to Former Employer's Customers," Trade Secrets Alert (December 23, 2015). Contact: Pilar Stillwater
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Third Circuit Rules That FTC v. Actavis Covers More Than Cash," Antitrust Law Alert (July 2, 2015). Contacts: Keith J. Harrison, Astor Heaven, Anne Elise Herold Li, Pilar Stillwater
Client Alert / Newsletter
"What Sequenom Means for Biotech Patents: Even New Methods of Using Natural Phenomena May Not Be Patentable, Absent More," Intellectual Property Bullet Analyses (June 17, 2015). Contacts: Anne Elise Herold Li, Mary Anne Schofield, Ph.D., Pilar Stillwater
Client Alert / Newsletter
"CA Supreme Court Fashions 'Structural' Rule of Reason Analysis for Pay-for-Delay Settlement Agreements," Antitrust Law Alert (May 12, 2015). Contacts: Keith J. Harrison, Astor Heaven, Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D., Pilar Stillwater
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Federal Circuit Stops the Launch of the First U.S. Biosimilar Pending Appeal," Life Sciences Alert (May 8, 2015). Contacts: Keith J. Harrison, Anne Elise Herold Li, Pilar Stillwater
Client Alert / Newsletter
"District Court's Decision Paves the Way for the First U.S. Biosimilar," Life Sciences Alert (March 23, 2015). Contacts: Terry Rea, Keith J. Harrison, James K. Stronski, Anne Elise Herold Li, Mary Anne Schofield, Ph.D., Pilar Stillwater
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Three Take-Aways from Novartis' Historic First U.S. Biosimilar Approval ," Life Sciences Alert (March 11, 2015). Contacts: Terry Rea, Keith J. Harrison, James K. Stronski, Anne Elise Herold Li, Mary Anne Schofield, Ph.D., Pilar Stillwater
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"Supreme Court Overturns Federal Circuit's Inducement Standard But Defers on Divided Infringement," IP Insights (June 3, 2014). Contact: Pilar Stillwater
Client Alert / Newsletter

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