Paul C. Craane

Paul C. Craane: Attorney with Cook Alex Ltd.
  • Shareholder at Cook Alex Ltd. (12 Attorneys)
  • 200 West Adams, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-5206
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Biography

Mr. Craane has counseled clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, over a wide range of technologies. In particular, Mr. Craane has in-depth experience with computer networks and software, consumer goods, electronic (casino) gaming devices and systems, heat exchange technologies, manufacturing technologies, medical devices and systems, and sporting goods. As to medical technologies, Mr. Craane has worked with drug delivery and fluid administration devices (e.g., autoinjectors, on-body injectors, and pumps), surgical instruments, medical lasers, artificial valves, artificial joints and blood and tissue processing equipment. For over 20 years, Mr. Craane has prosecuted matters before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has successfully handled such specialty proceedings as reissues, reexaminations and interferences. For many years, Mr. Craane also litigated cases in various U.S. district courts and has been admitted to and involved in appellate work before the Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and for the Seventh Circuit. He is well versed in foreign patent examination, and has formulated and executed tailored strategies for numerous international filings. He has unique experience with practice before the European Patent Office, including briefing and managing opposition proceedings. He has coordinated the simultaneous prosecution and litigation of matters in the U.S. and foreign countries.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Design Patents
  • Patent Interferences and Oppositions
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Devices

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
866-323-1334  Phone
312-236-8500  Phone
312-236-8176  Fax
www.cookalex.com
University Attended:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, highest honors (University Honors - Bronze Tablet), 1990
Law School Attended:
Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
Year of First Admission:
1993
Admission:
1993, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1994, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 1995, registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; 1993, Illinois
Memberships:
American Bar Association;
ISLN:
900528840

Peer Reviews

4.8/5.0 (2 reviews)
Peer Reviewed
  • Legal Knowledge

    5.0/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 02/10/09 in Intellectual Property

    mr. craane is an excellent lawyer and warrants the highest rating available in my opinion. i consult with him when intelectual property issues arise in my commercial litigation practice, and i refer all of my intelectual property matters to him excl... Read more

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    mr. craane is an excellent lawyer and warrants the highest rating available in my opinion. i consult with him when intelectual property issues arise in my commercial litigation practice, and i refer all of my intelectual property matters to him exclusively, based on my assessment of his abilities. Read less

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  • 4.6/5.0 Rated by a Member on 02/18/09 in Intellectual Property Litigation


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