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Michael G. Craig

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Michael is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Brouse McDowell.

He has drafted well over two hundred patents for large technology companies in computer science, including software, hardware, networking, cloud computing, media content, wireless computing, mobile devices, processors, memory, and much more. His patent work also includes patent drafting and prosecution in life science devices and mechanical and electro-mechanical arts.

Michael has participated in patent and trademark litigation, performed patent and trademark evaluation, infringement and product clearance opinion work, managed inventors and counseled clients on IP portfolio management and strategic planning. He has also counseled clients on trademark brand practice and performed trademark clearance and prosecution work. 

Michael is a member of the Brouse Oil and Gas Committee.

  • Biography

    Michael is a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Brouse McDowell.

    He has drafted well over two hundred patents for large technology companies in computer science, including software, hardware, networking, cloud computing, media content, wireless computing, mobile devices, processors, memory, and much more. His patent work also includes patent drafting and prosecution in life science devices and mechanical and electro-mechanical arts.

    Michael has participated in patent and trademark litigation, performed patent and trademark evaluation, infringement and product clearance opinion work, managed inventors and counseled clients on IP portfolio management and strategic planning. He has also counseled clients on trademark brand practice and performed trademark clearance and prosecution work. 

    Michael is a member of the Brouse Oil and Gas Committee.

  • Professional & Civic Activities
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Electronic and Computer Law and Far East Committee, Member
    • Akron Bar Association, Member
    • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
    • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
    • Ancient Order of Hibernians ("AOH"), Ohio State Board Member and State Legal Counsel
    • Boy Scouts of America, Great Lakes Counsel, Boy Scout Leader
    • Medina County Buckeye Youth Baseball, Manager and Legal Counsel
    • Operation Legal Help Ohio, Summit and Medina County, Volunteer
    • West Creek Conservancy, Board Member
    • Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Chair, Committee for the Conservancy
  • Articles & Presentations
  • Representative Engagements
    • Successfully counseled US and International clients to optimize their patent and trademark portfolios
    • Developed efficiency in preparing and prosecuting patents due to extensive knowledge in computer hardware and software, networking and communications, semiconductor processing, security and medical imaging, communications, signal processing, circuitry, mechanical and electromechanical technologies
    • Successfully negotiated and drafted a wide variety of contracts, including licensing agreements
    • Successful conclusion to a filed Trademark suit against infringing former licensee of client’s design mark
    • Drafted approximately two-hundred and fifty patents in various arts, and further prosecuted over one hundred more patent applications
    • Stopped several copyright infringers from using misappropriated works, and was able to receive compensation for unauthorized use for the clients
  • Distinctions
    • Ohio Super Lawyers® — 2016
    • Rising Stars™ through a peer and achievement-based review conducted by the reserach team at Super Lawyers®, a service of Thomson Reuters legal division — 2016 and 2017