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Lawrence E. Crowe

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Sometimes the most difficult part of securing and protecting a patent is getting everyone – engineers, managers and counsel – speaking the same language. In these instances, it helps to have someone with the knowledge, experience and empathy to translate. That’s where Larry Crowe excels.

Larry began his career as an aerospace engineer, where he worked on a wide range of products and technologies operating in the air, on the ground, under the sea, and in outer space. He received numerous patents during this process. Eventually, he would move from engineering into patent law first as in-house counsel for intellectual property, and then at several law firms. This experience on both sides of the proverbial fence is what makes him such an efficient communicator. As an intellectual property attorney and patent prosecutor specializing in mechanical and electromechanical technologies, Larry’s experience with clients allows him to effectively navigate the business, legal and technical aspects of innovation. In his role at Boyle Fredrickson, he prepares and prosecutes patent applications and related matters, develops patent portfolio strategies, and conducts intellectual property evaluations.

 Practice Areas

Intellectual Property Strategic Counseling

Patent Prosecution

Academics & Education

University of Illinois, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
The John Marshall Law School, J.D.


State Bar of Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, Shareholder

Leydig Voit & Meyer, Patent Attorney

Cardinal Law Group, Patent Attorney

Wood Phillips VanSanten Clark and Mortimer, Patent Attorney

Sundstrand Corporation / UTC Aerospace Systems, IP Counsel / Patent Attorney and Numerous Engineering Positions

Swenson Spreader and Manufacturing Company, Designer / Draftsman

U.S. Navy, RADAR, Electronics and Computer Technician, Vietnam Combat Veteran

State of Illinois, Licensed Professional Engineer (inactive)