David E. Crawford

Creating Value
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Patents, Intellectual Property...
  • Missouri, Ohio, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
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Mr. Crawford has extensive experience and expertise preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the U.S. and throughout the world. He conducts freedom-to-operate, infringement and validity studies, prepares and negotiates licenses and other agreements related to intellectual property, and prepares and prosecutes trademark and copyright registrations. Mr. Crawford has litigated matters locally and across the country, he is an authority on design patent protection, and he regularly works for entities ranging from individuals and start-up companies to established national corporations and multi-national conglomerates.

Mr. Crawford has provided patent services in diverse technologies, including medical devices and surgical instruments, industrial processing equipment, packaging and manufacturing systems, aircraft systems and engines, bulk handling equipment, semiconductor processing equipment, control systems, business methods, construction equipment, electric motors, lubrication equipment, air handling systems, combustors, automotive systems, nanotechnology, composite material fabrication, home appliances, sports equipment, hand and power tools, hardware, footwear, diapers, feminine care products, furniture, fluid power systems, welding equipment, optics and lasers, cooling equipment, cable management systems, and software.

For a decade before becoming a patent attorney, Mr. Crawford worked as a design engineer at GE Aircraft Engines where he was responsible for numerous military engine components. Prior to working for GE, Mr. Crawford designed and built portions of a hexiped walking transport for the Department of Defense, and performed various engineering tasks at two nuclear material processing facilities for the Department of Energy.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Golden Anniversary Fellow
St. Louis Bar Foundation
Distinguished Fellow
St. Louis Bar Foundation
Professional Associations
Missouri Lawyer Trust Account Foundation
- Current
NKU Chase College of Law, Transactional Law Practice Center
Founding Partner & Advisor
- Current
Executive Council
Metropolitan Bar Caucus
Executive Committee
St. Louis Bar Foundation
Board of Directors
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Bar Assoc. of Metropolitan St. Louis
Chair, Patent, Trademark, & Copyright Section
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Chair, St. Louis Section
Engineers' Club of St. Louis
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Contact & Map
100 N. Broadway, Suite 1700
St. Louis, MO 63102
Telephone: (314) 345-7000