St. Louis’ CreatiVenture Law Ranked Among Top 1% in the
Nation for Patents
(February 2019) St. Louis based attorney Dennis Donahue and CreatiVenture Law are now ranked among
the top 1% of firms in the U.S for successful patent prosecution, according to the upcoming 2019 Patexia Patent Prosecution
Analysts at Patexia, an independent research and resource firm for the IP law industry, looked at
a broad range of criteria including how many patents are filed, how many are granted, and how efficient the filing attorneys
are in getting the job done. Out of nearly 5,000 firms, Dennis Donahue and the Creativenture Law team are among the top 50
in the nation. CreatiVenture Law founder Dennis Donahue says , while he considers it an honor to be counted with the best
in the country, “It is most gratifying to know that a truly client centered practice, no matter what the size, really
works. That’s what we set out to do a decade ago. And it appears we are on the right track.”
Donahue also contends that
listening to clients first is the secret weapon in being efficient when it comes to prosecuting patents . “From day
one, we start with a real understanding of the client, not just the technology. We simply do a lot of talking with them. From
that comes solid, meticulous filings which greatly reduce the possibility of fixing problems at endless cost down the road.
But if they do happen, we already have a game plan in place to deal with them head on. The same goes for any IP project we
“It was a huge risk starting a firm during a recession, but we built something great client by client.
And we are really proud of that.”
The 2019 edition of the Patexia Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report will officially
be available in March, 2019.
Background: Dennis Donahue began his career as an engineer at a global aerospace company, where he moved into the
role of an Intellectual Property manager before moving into private practice at a large law firm. After becoming a partner
and co-chair of that firm’s Intellectual Property department, he decided to start his own firm (originally Dennis Donahue
& Associates) in his basement to focus on entrepreneurs and growing businesses, just as the “Great Recession”
hit in 2018.
Since then, the practice has continued to grow, and CreatiVenture Law now represents businesses
across a wide variety of sectors in all areas of intellectual property law.. Dennis is an active volunteer and mentor in the
entrepreneurial community, and he has been named Best Patent Attorney in St. Louis by St. Louis Small Business Monthly multiple
times. No longer in the basement, Dennis and his team are available for interviews on the journey of this inspirational
Contact: Amy Donahue (314) 995-3977 Adonahue@CVLfirm.com