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Dan Crowe is a Co-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.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2016-2017
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Professional Affiliations

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

  • Powerbahn v. Foundation Fitness et al. (D. Nev) – Representing manufacturer of computer controlled bicycle trainers against patent infringement claims
  • ECIMOS v. Nortek Global HVAC et al. (D.Tenn.)  Representing manufacturer against claims of trade secret misappropriation relating to manufacturing software
  • Deere & Co. v. Paramount Apparel International (E.D. Mo.) – Representing defendant in trademark and copyright action
  • M/A-Com Technology Solutions v. Laird Technologies (D. Del.)  Represented defendant in patent infringement action relating to GPS systems
  • Veeam Software Corporation v. Symantec Corporation (PTAB)  Represented patent owner in several inter partes review proceedings before Patent Trial and Appeal Board
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.)  Represented 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 v. Burberry Limited (E.D. Tx.)  Represented retailer in patent infringement action relating to database technologies
  • Parallel Networks v. AEO, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tx.)  Represented Neiman Marcus in patent infringement case related to Internet communications
  • PJC Logistics v. AAA Cooper Transportation et al. (M.D. Fla.)  Represented defendant in patent infringement case related to fleet management and tracking systems
  • Walker Digital v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al. (D. Del.)  Represented retailer in patent infringement case relating to electronic commerce systems
  • Webvention 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
  • 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 Molding, 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

Speaking Engagements

  • "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