Ward and Smith, P.A. is pleased to announce that Raleigh patent attorney Bob Crouse has been ranked in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA. According to their website, Chambers ranks lawyers and law firms on several factors and considerations, all of which are investigated by a large team of more than 170 researchers in their London headquarters. Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice areas on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service.
Over his 20 year legal career, Crouse has been responsible for the management of patent matters for a wide range of clients including one of the world’s leading semiconductor and consumer electronics manufacturers. He focuses primarily on patent protection in the areas of semiconductors, biomedical devices, LED lighting, and energy systems. He is also experienced in due diligence analyses, counseling clients in the acquisition of third party patents, and negotiating disputes over patent license agreements. Crouse has helped numerous clients develop a robust patent portfolio; a number of the patents he has drafted and prosecuted have been successfully litigated and licensed.