Hemenway, S. Craig

Control Systems Engineer, Bechtel

 

Craig Hemenway brings the expertise provided by his technological background to bear when advising clients on complex patent concerns. His broad practice encompasses all aspects of patent law, from application to enforcement. Interviewees highlight his "really deep technical knowledge." – Chambers USA, 2020

Twenty years serving as counsel to Apple Inc. handling its worldwide IP portfolio of more than 3,000 active assets. Built a best-in-class portfolio of over 150 patent assets for Clear in five years. Operates at the intersection of technology and business serving as a highly valued advisor.

Craig Hemenway develops creative strategies that enable clients in the technology sector to leverage intellectual property assets to achieve marketplace prominence. Brownstein’s lead patent attorney and chair of the firm’s IP Department, he works with both startups and major corporations to manage complex portfolios of patent assets. A former control systems engineer dealing with complex electrical and mechanical systems, he masters mechanical and technical issues quickly—a skill that is essential when distilling a concept to its essence for patent applications.
Whether handling due diligence and negotiations during transactions or prosecuting key patent applications, clients’ business goals drive his legal strategy. Craig believes the key to effective legal counsel is to analyze issues as if he were the client, focusing on their business strategy and needs. This approach is why many of the nation’s largest organizations—including some of the world’s largest personal technology, software, cloud-based storage and networking companies—rely on him for their most critical matters. Craig’s broad expertise in creating and enforcing intellectual property portfolios and understanding of high tech matters make him his client’s most valuable asset. 

Previous Experience

Control Systems Engineer, Bechtel

 

Craig Hemenway brings the expertise provided by his technological background to bear when advising clients on complex patent concerns. His broad practice encompasses all aspects of patent law, from application to enforcement. Interviewees highlight his "really deep technical knowledge." – Chambers USA, 2020

Representative Matters
  • Served as IP licensing counsel for financial industry client, assisting client in licensing IP assets and entering new markets.

  • Represented a Fortune 50 company to protect and grow its consumer goods-related intellectual property across a broad range of technologies, including sensors, input mechanisms, imaging, mechanical structures, manufacturing processes and more, spanning thousands of assets worldwide.

  • Represented a Fortune 250 company for patent protection related to networking, data transmission, content delivery and related hardware. Prepared opinions of counsel for noninfringement, invalidity and freedom to operate.

  • Performed IP due diligence for clients relating to purchases of company, including establishing chain of ownership, evaluating coverage of applications, providing analysis of strength of acquired portfolio with respect to competitors and strategies for expansion of IP.

  • Represented medical device manufacturer for protection of stents, valves, and catheters.

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Community

Colorado Business Committee for the Arts

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 1998, cum laude, University of Georgia School of Law
  • B.S., 1992, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Georgia (inactive)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Recognition

IAM Patent 1000, Recommended Expert - Patent Prosecution, IP Transactions, Intellectual Asset Management, 2013-2020

IP Stars - Global, 2018

Chambers USA, 2020

Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2010

Best Lawyers in America, 2020-2021

Membership

Member, Corporate IP Management Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association

Member, Colorado Lawyers’ Committee

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