Dennis D. Crouch

Associate Professor of Law

BSE, cum laude, Princeton University, '97
JD, cum laude, University of Chicago Law School, '03

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professor Crouch is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law. Prior to joining the MU Law Faculty, he was a patent attorney at McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP in Chicago, Illinois, and taught at Boston University Law School. He has worked on cases involving various technologies including computer memory and hardware, circuit design, software, networking, mobile and internet telephony, automotive technologies, lens design, bearings, HVAC systems, and business methods. He is also the editor of the popular patent law weblog: Patently-O .

Professor Crouch received his BSE in mechanical engineering cum laude from Princeton University, where he also earned a certificate in engineering management systems. He then earned his JD cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School. While at the University of Chicago, he was a Microsoft, Merck, & Pfizer scholar and a member of the Olin program in law and economics.

Prior to attending law school, Professor Crouch worked as a technical consultant for manufacturing firms in New England, as a research fellow at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, as a software developer at the Mayo Clinic’s department of biomedical imaging, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa. Dennis Crouch grew up on a farm near Pittsburg, Kansas.

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Most Recent Publications

Response to the Proposed Changes to the Claim Construction Standard for Interpreting Claims in Trial Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board with Christopher Anthony Cotropia, Stuart J.H. Graham, Mark D. Janis, Jay P. Kesan, Mark A. Lemley, Adam Mossoff, Arti K. Rai, Ted M. Sichelman, Saurabh Vishnubhakat, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper

Wrongly Affirmed Without Opinion, 52 WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW 561 (2017).

The History and Future of E-Commerce Patents with Mitchell L. Terry, 7 no.5 LANDSLIDE 13 (2015)

Standard for Awarding Attorney Fees under 35 U.S.C. Section 285 to Prevailing Parties in Patent Litigation – Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark, Inc. v. Allcare Health Management Systems, 41 PREVIEW OF UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT CASES 226 (2014)

A Trademark Justification for Design Patent Rights, __ HARVARD JOURNAL OF LAW AND TECHNOLOGY __ (forthcoming)

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