Senior Counsel

Charles H. Livingston is a registered U.S. patent attorney and represents clients across a broad spectrum of intellectual property law, both domestic and international. His experience includes preparation and prosecution of patent applications, infringement and validity opinions, and patentability and freedom to operate studies in a wide variety of mechanical, electro-mechanical, electrical, and software fields. These fields include experience in aircraft and airframe components, aircraft flight control systems, antennas, circuits, composite lamination processes and systems, computer hardware and computer software, drones, electrical connectors and electrical cabling, electrical motors, electronic displays, energy systems, firefighting and fire suppression equipment, gas turbine engines, general and e-commerce business methods, medical imaging, oil and gas equipment, optical connectors and fiber optic cabling, packaging and packaging manufacturing equipment, railroad equipment, reciprocating pumps, semiconductors, surgical and implantable medical devices, and telecommunications equipment.

Mr. Livingston has represented clients ranging from large corporations down to solo inventors.  His prior work experience as a manufacturing engineer and within the auto racing industry as a driver, mechanic, and engineer enhances his work with in-house counsel and inventors when drafting and prosecuting patent applications.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Livingston worked at both boutique intellectual property and large general practice law firms. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Washington University School of Law
    • J.D., 2001
  • Southern Methodist University
    • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1998