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Daniel A. Crowe

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
St. Louis

Tel

1 314 259 2619

Fax

1 314 552 8619
dacrowe@bryancave.com
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Daniel A. Crowe

Partner


St. Louis



One Metropolitan Square
211 North Broadway, Suite 3600
St. Louis, Missouri 63102-2750

Phone:

1 314 259 2619

Fax:

1 314 552 8619

email:

dacrowe@bryancave.com

Dan Crowe is the deputy leader of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Client Service Group. Mr. Crowe has handled patent infringement cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide range of industries including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, networking equipment, electric motors and controls, business methods, banking/finance, automotive parts and assemblies, product packaging, air handling equipment, and medical devices. In addition to district court litigation experience, Mr. Crowe is also actively involved in several inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Crowe also has experience in trademark and copyright infringement cases, including litigation involving non-traditional marks such as trade dress, product configuration and product packaging. In addition, he has extensive experience in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

He has counseled and represented clients involving intellectual property issues in a wide range of industries including computer hardware and software, delivery systems, business methods (including banking/finance, general e-commerce, and Internet infrastructure), telecommunications, sensors, lasers and optical systems, medical devices and systems, manufacturing methods, satellite-based aviation systems, footwear, agricultural biotechnology, and various consumer goods.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Crowe has experience with patent and trademark prosecution matters and regularly advises clients on patent validity and infringement issues, including product clearance opinions. He also advises clients on the availability of trademarks for use and registration, negotiates and prepares licenses, and performs intellectual property due diligence in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestures, initial public offerings, and investments made by venture capitalists.

Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar Association

  • American Bar Association – Section on Intellectual Property Law

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis – Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • American Heart Association – Heart Walk Board Member

  • St. Louis Child Day Care Association – Former Board Member

Dan Crowe is the deputy leader of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Client Service Group. Mr. Crowe has handled patent infringement cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide range of industries including computer hardware and software, telecommunications, networking equipment, electric motors and controls, business methods, banking/finance, automotive parts and assemblies, product packaging, air handling equipment, and medical devices. In addition to district court litigation experience, Mr. Crowe is also actively involved in several inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Crowe also has experience in trademark and copyright infringement cases, including litigation involving non-traditional marks such as trade dress, product configuration and product packaging. In addition, he has extensive experience in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

He has counseled and represented clients involving intellectual property issues in a wide range of industries including computer hardware and software, delivery systems, business methods (including banking/finance, general e-commerce, and Internet infrastructure), telecommunications, sensors, lasers and optical systems, medical devices and systems, manufacturing methods, satellite-based aviation systems, footwear, agricultural biotechnology, and various consumer goods.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Crowe has experience with patent and trademark prosecution matters and regularly advises clients on patent validity and infringement issues, including product clearance opinions. He also advises clients on the availability of trademarks for use and registration, negotiates and prepares licenses, and performs intellectual property due diligence in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestures, initial public offerings, and investments made by venture capitalists.

Select Representations

  • ECIMOS, LLC v. Nordyne LLC et al. (Tenn.) - Representing manufacturer against claims of trade secret misappropriation relating to manufacturing software
  • Veeam Software Corporation v. Symantec Corporation (PTAB) - Representing patent owner in several inter partes review proceedings before Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • Princeton Digital Image Corp. v. Neiman Marcus (D. Del.) - Representing e-commerce retailer in patent infringement case relating to use of JPEG images
  • Metasearch Systems, LLC v. Travelzoo Inc. (D. Del.) - Representing travel media website in patent infringement action relating to database searching techniques
  • Data Carriers v. Neiman Marcus (D. Del. and N.D. Tx.) - Represented e-commerce retailer in patent infringement action
  • Landmark Technology, LLC v. Burberry Limited (E.D. Tx.) - Represented retailer in patent infringement action relating to database technologies
  • IneoQuest Technologies, Inc. v. Ixia (C.D. Cal.) - Represented Ixia in patent and trade secret dispute involving technology for testing and monitoring video streaming networks and equipment
  • Nordyne, Inc. v. RBC Manufacturing Corporation ( E.D. Mo.) - Declaratory judgment action seeking declaration of non-infringement and/or invalidity in a patent infringement case relating to motor controls
  • Parallel Networks, LLC v. AEO, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tx.) - Represented Neiman Marcus in patent infringement case related to Internet communications
  • PJC Logistics, LLC v. AAA Cooper Transportation et al. (M.D. Fla.) - Represented defendant in patent infringement case related to fleet management and tracking systems
  • Walker Digital, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al. (D. Del.) - Represented retailer in patent infringement case relating to electronic commerce systems
  • Webvention LLC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, Co. et al. (E.D. Tx.) - Represented Neiman Marcus in patent infringement case related to operation of websites
  • Parallel Networks v. Adidas et al. (E.D. Tx.) - Represented Bergdorf Goodman in patent infringement case related to Internet communications
  • Boydstun Metal Works, Inc. v. Cottrell, Inc. (D. Or.) - Represented client in patent infringement case related to car haulers
  • Card Activation Technologies v. Collective Brands, Inc. (N.D. Il.) - Represented client in patent infringement case related to use of debit and gift cards
  • Portfolio Solutions, LLC v. ETF Portfolio Solutions, Inc. (E.D. Mi.) - Represented client in trademark infringement action
  • Sika Corporation v. AcoustiSeal, Inc. (E.D. Mi.) - Represented client in patent infringement action related to automotive assemblies
  • ASI Industries GmbH v. MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. (E.D. Mo.) - Represented client in breach of contract and patent infringement action related to polysilicon manufacturing processes
  • Mars, Inc. v. Coin Acceptors, Inc. (D. N.J.) - Represented client in damages phase of patent infringement case involving electronic coin changers
  • Weld Racing, Inc. v. Harley Davidson Motor Company Group, Inc. (W.D. Mo.) - Represented client in trademark infringement case
  • C.A.P.S., Inc. v. Controlled Moulding, Inc. (E.D. Mo.) - Represented client in design patent infringement case involving packaging components
  • M&I Heat Transfer Products, Ltd. v. VAW Systems, Inc. (D. Az.) - Represented client against claim for infringement of a patent relating to air duct silencers
  • Photogenesis, Inc. v. Washington University (E.D. Mo.) - Represented client against trade secret misappropriate claims related to optical therapies
  • Anheuser-Busch, Incorporated v. The Stroh Brewery Company (E.D. Mo.) - Represented plaintiff in matter involving trade dress rights in product packaging
  • Brown Group, Inc. v. Hy Kramer (E.D. Mo.) - Represented client in defending against patent and trade secret allegations involving footwear

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 1994

Illinois, 1995

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education

Saint Louis University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994

University of Missouri-Rolla, M.S.E.E., 1990

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S.E.E., 1986

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S.Comp.E., 1986

Speeches and Seminars

  • "Assembling and Managing a Due Diligence Team That Can Detect Potential Problems," American Conference Institute’s Conference on Intellectual Property Due Diligence, San Francisco, June 2007
  • "IP Due Diligence in Business Transactions," Intellectual Property Section of the Michigan Bar Association, East Lansing, Michigan, February 2006
  • "Intellectual Property Issues in Lending Transactions," Presented to GE Commercial Distribution Finance, June 2003
  • "Patents: An Engineer’s Perspective," Student Section of IEEE at Washington University, May 2003
  • "Business Methods Patents," Presented to Pfizer, Inc., April 2002
  • "The On-Sale Bar," Presented to The Boeing Company, November 1998
  • "Alternative Dispute Resolutions in Patent Cases," Presented to McDonnell Douglas Corp., November 1996

Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • American Bar Association – Section on Intellectual Property Law
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis – Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • American Heart Association – Heart Walk Board Member
  • St. Louis Child Day Care Association – Former Board Member

Education

  • Saint Louis University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1994
  • University of Missouri-Rolla, M.S.E.E., 1990
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S.E.E., 1986
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S.Comp.E., 1986

Admissions

  • Missouri, 1994
  • Illinois, 1995
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office