About Dennis Crouch
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.
Latest News Featuring Dennis Crouch
- Oliveri, Crouch and Henson win annual Mizzou Law faculty awards
- Professor Dennis Crouch cited in Washington Post article
- Prof. Dennis Crouch and Mizzou Law student present at 2021 BYU symposium
- Tenth Annual University of Missouri Patent Law Moot Court Competition
- Professor Crouch publishes post #7,000 on Patently-O
Latest Publications from Dennis Crouch
- Legal Fictions and the Corporation as an Inventive Artificial Intelligence
- States Can Infringe upon Your Intellectual Property Rights with Impunity in the Era of ‘New Federalism’
- Reference Check: A Simple Strategy to Improve Drug Patent Quality
- Resorbing Patent Law’s Kessler Cat into the General Law of Preclusion
- When is Software Code Copyrightable – Is Its Unauthorized Copying Excusable as a Fair Use