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David E. Cromer


David E. Cromer


(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

California, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • Preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent and trademark applications
  • Managing complex patent portfolios for small and large organizations
  • Representing clients in the selection, use, and registration of trademarks, and proceedings before the TTAB


  • David has been with Dority & Manning since 2017.
  • David concentrates his practice on drafting, prosecuting, and managing patent applications in the electrical and computer arts.
  • Prior to joining Dority & Manning, David was a partner at an intellectual property boutique in San Francisco where he generated and managed complex patent portfolios for both large and small high-tech organizations.
  • David has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in technology areas including solid-state memory design and semiconductor fabrication, satellite communication systems, motion detection and gesture control, augmented/virtual reality, digital signal processing, computer and network security, and domain name systems.
  • David has also represented clients in all facets of trademark matters, conducting oppositions before the TTAB and drafting licenses, assignments, and use-agreements.

Professional Background:

  • Education:  Clemson University (B.S., Electrical Engineering, cum laude, 1998); Tulane University (J.D., magna cum laude, 2002).
  • Civic and Community Service:  San Francisco Bar Association, San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Honors:  Order of the Coif; Phi Delta Phi, CALI award for Patent Prosecution and Litigation, Antitrust, and Administrative Law, Eta Kappa Nu, Presidential Alumni Scholar, Golden Key National Honor Society