David works to help individuals and companies with professional licensing issues,... more
David works to help individuals and companies with professional licensing issues, ranging from the application process to defending disciplinary allegations. His experience includes representing individuals, companies and professional licensing bodies. David is a panelist in the Missouir Bar's Complaint Resolution Program and an arbitrator for the Finacial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Areas of focus: Patent preparation and prosecution related to medical devices and... more
Areas of focus: Patent preparation and prosecution related to medical devices and mechanical technologies, counseling, licensing and enforcement; due diligence studies; and opinions regarding infringement, validity and enforceability of patents. Mr. Crawford has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a wide variety of arts. He conducts freedom-to-operate, infringe... view profile
If you are a copyright, trademark, or patent owner and someone wants to use, for example, your artwork, trademarked slogan, or patented invention, you may benefit from the services of a licensing attorney. Licensing attorneys write contracts that protect your intellectual property rights. These agreements specify how someone may use your property and how much you will be paid for such use. For example, can they use it for one year or ten years? Can they use it only in Illinois or can they use it around the world? Can they share your property with others? A licensing lawyer can help you answer all of these questions. They can also specify the recourse available to you if someone violates the licensing agreement. Licensing attorneys know the words to use that will best protect your intellectual property.