Mr. Cronk provides patent assistance on such matters as building materials, glass fabrics and medical devices. He is a holder of more than 40 worldwide patents, including those for the Breathe Right mentholated nasal strips marketed by GlaxoSmithKline.
A member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars, Mr. Cronk is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
He has been a member of the Ben Franklin Applied R&D Advisory Committee and is a former president of the Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, Inc. He is the founder of the Ben Franklin Emerging Business Awards. He has been listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, 2006-2019.
He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and is admitted in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is active in coaching in the Moorestown Flag Football League and the Moorestown Recreation Soccer League.
Mr. Cronk is a 1986 graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate of Lehigh University (B.S., materials engineering).
•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 1994-present
•Synnestvedt & Lechner, Philadelphia, PA
- Partner, 1991-1994
- Associate, 1990-1991
•Woodcock, Washburn, Kurtz, Mackiewicz & Norris, Philadelphia, PA
- Associate, 1986-1990
•President, Sunny Brook Swim Club Board, 2015
•Board Member, Moorestown Friends School, 2012
Honors and Awards
•Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers, 2006-2019 editions
•Listed in U.S. News/Best Lawyers The Best Lawyers in America, 2017-2019
•Listed as an IP Star in Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars, 2013, 2015-2019
•Listed in Best Lawyers Greater Philadelphia, 2016
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
Civic and Charitable Activities
•Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Wilkes University
•Ben Franklin Emerging Business Awards
•Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, Inc.
- President, 1994-1995
•Homeless Advocacy Project of Philadelphia
- Board Member, 1992-1993
•Ben Franklin Technology Center
- Applied Research and Development Committee, 1994
Publications and Speaking Engagements
•Co-Author, From Labs to Riches: Factors to Consider When Negotiating Patent Licenses, Legal Intelligencer, March 1997
Selected Speaking Engagements
•On Air Guest on Mind Your Business on SiriusXM 132, Business Radio Powered by the Wharton School, May 2019
•Guest Lecturer, Wharton SBDC Strategic Business Planning Seminar, January 2019
•Guest Lecturer, Department of Material Science, Lehigh University, September 2018.
•Advisor, Strategic Planning Workshop, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, February 20, 2018
•Speaker, Experts Tackle Four Tough Pre-Litigation Issues, PBI's Third Annual IP Institute, March 5-6, 2009
•Year 2000 Conference, co-sponsored by Emerald Research and Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 19, 1997
• Internet Intellectual Property Practice, Sixth Annual Convention of the Australian New Zealand American Chambers of Commerce, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 7, 1996
• Strategic Business Planning for Emerging Businesses, Eighth National Conference on Business Incubation, conducted by the National Business Incubation Association, Buffalo, New York, May 14-17, 1994
•Co-Chair, New Jersey Intellectual Property Lawyers Association Licensing Seminar, 1997, 1999
•American Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•New Jersey State Bar Association
•Camden County Bar Association
- Young Lawyers Executive Committee
•Intellectual Property Owners, Inc.
•American Intellectual Property Law Association
•New Jersey Patent Law Association
- Committee Chair, 1994
•Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
•Former Adjunct Professor, Lehigh University, College of Business and Economics
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