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David E. Crawford

David E. Crawford

Crawford IP Law
  • Patents, Intellectual Property, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Missouri, 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. "The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements." - Mo. S. Ct. Rule 4-7.2(f).

Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Member
Crawford IP Law
- Current
Patent Attorney, Mediator, Intellectual Property Counselor at Law
Senniger Powers LLP
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal (now Dentons)
Senniger Powers Leavitt & Roedel
Associate Attorney
Rogers, Howell & Haferkamp (now Thompson Coburn)
Military Turbine Design Engineer
GE Aircraft Engines (now GE Aviation)
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
J.D. (1993) | Law
Evening Division
Honors: Law Review
University of Cincinnati
M.S. (1987) | Engineering
The Ohio State University
B.S. (1983) | Mechanical Engineering
Honors: Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, Texnikoi
James T. Britt Memorial
The Missouri Bar
President's Outstanding Service Award
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Warren Welliver
Missouri Bar
Golden Anniversary Fellow
St. Louis Bar Foundation
Distinguished Fellow
St. Louis Bar Foundation
Professional Associations
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Member (President 2008-09, Executive Committee 2002-12, Board of Governors 2000, 2012, 16, 17) Chair of Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Section 2000-01)
- Current
Missouri Bar
Member (Intervention Committee 2017-, Co-Chair Lawyers' Assistance Committee 2015-2017)
- Current
Engineers' Club of St. Louis
Member (Board of Directors 1997-99)
- Current
American Bar Association
Member (House of Delegates 2016-17)
- Current
NKU Chase College of Law, Transactional Law Practice Center
Board of Advisors (Founding Partner 2011)
Nat'l Conference of Bar Presidents
Member (Executive Council 2009-11)
Missouri Lawyer Trust Account Foundation
Board of Directors (President 2016 and 2017)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Member (Chair of St. Louis Section 2000-01, Treasurer of Ohio State Student Section 1982-83)
Metropolitan Bar Caucus
Executive Committee
St. Louis Bar Foundation
Board of Directors
Professional Engineer (retired)
State of Missouri
Professional Engineer (inactive)
State of Ohio
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Crawford IP Law
PO Box 31097
St. Louis,, MO 63131
Cell: (314) 358-9500