Dennis Donahue III is an experienced,
highly effective intellectual property attorney, manager, and business advisor, with expertise in all areas of intellectual
property law in corporate and private practice. After two decades as both an aerospace
engineer and then a leader in large midwest-based law firm, Dennis launched his own practice. CreatiVenture Law, LLC is
the realization of his dream to work side by side with entrepreneurs and those on the
cutting edge of technology and business. His clients range from small inventors to mutli-million dollar technology,
manufacturing, and retail companies.
technical expertise extends across technology in all fields, especially in the the mechanical, electro-mechanical, bio-mechanical,
computer hardware and software arts. Dennis also provides professional opinions and actions for clients faced with issues
of IP infringement and litigation matters. He counsels clients on business strategies which include license agreements
for patents, technology, trademarks, copyrights, celebrity endorsements, and retail
Dennis started his career as an engineer for McDonnell
Douglas with key roles in Research and Development, the AV-8B Harrier program, followed by Litigation Support on the T-45
Goshawk program, all while attending law school. Dennis went on to serve as the aerospace giant's Intellectual Property
Representative and then became Boeing's Manager of Licensing Portfolio & Marketing.
After moving into private
practice, Dennis formed and later co-chaired the firm's intellectual property department and facilitated mergers which more
than doubled the size of the firm's IP practice. In 2009, Dennis successfully launched his own boutique firm to
provide personal service & pricing not available within the constraints of large firm practice.
Dennis has also served as
an Adjunct Professor at St. Louis University School of Law, teaching "Anatomy of a Patent." He offers seminars
on Intellectual Property law to business leaders from companies of all sizes, as well as local business networking groups.
- St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri - Juris Doctorate, May 1996
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York - Master of Engineering, Aeronautical
Engineering - Hypersonic Heat Transfer, December 1988 (RPI Scholarship).
Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York - Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Engineering, May 1987 (Dean’s List,
Aerospace Engineering Honor Society).
- State Bar of Missouri, Admitted October
- United States Patent & Trademark Office, Registered to Practice
- U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Missouri,
Admitted May 2001.
- Missouri Bar, Patent Trademark, Copyright Comittee
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual
Property Law Association
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
- GO! Network, Entrepreneur Planning Board
- Innovate VMS,
- Missouri Venture Forum