No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
A coronavirus pandemic (or even the threat of such a pandemic) could easily make it more difficult for parties to perform their obligations under many types of contracts—especially contracts requiring travel or involving the delivery of goods and services. In the event that one of the parties to a contract can’t perform as a result of an actual or potential coronavirus outbreak, would the doctrine of force majeure allow them to suspend their performance or terminate the contract?
Control Systems Engineer, Bechtel
Craig Hemenway speaks the language of technology. Brownstein’s lead patent attorney for high tech matters, he works with both startups and major corporations, including a Fortune 50 technology client, managing complex portfolios of patent assets. Craig’s practice focuses on helping clients in the technology sector develop strategies that enable them to leverage intellectual property assets to achieve marketplace prominence.
Craig has deep experience in both patent law and engineering. As 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. He has worked with a variety of companies in many industries, including some of the world’s largest personal technology companies, telecommunications providers, financial product developers, cable content providers, cloud-based storage companies and broadband companies.
Craig offers clients broad expertise in identification, protection and management of intellectual property assets, licensing intellectual property, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, enforcing intellectual property rights through litigation and providing infringement and patentability opinions.
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.
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
No Unified Patent Court or Unitary Patent for Post-Brexit UKBrownstein Client Alert, March 3, 2020
Arthrex: Administrative Patent Judges Found UnconstitutionalBrownstein Client Alert, November 6, 2019
Unitary Patent Inches Closer to Adoption with UK’s Ratification AnnouncementBrownstein Client Alert, December 21, 2016
The Uncertain Future of the Proposed European Unitary Patent after “Brexit” VoteBrownstein Client Alert, July 7, 2016
Standard for Induced Patent Infringement in FluxBrownstein Client Alert, Oct. 23, 2014
Denver Satellite Patent Office OpensBrownstein Client Alert, June 16, 2014
IAM Patent 1000, Recommended Expert - Patent Prosecution, IP Transactions, Intellectual Asset Management, 2011-2019
IP Stars - Global, 2018
Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009-2010
Best Lawyers in America, 2020
Member, Corporate IP Management Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association
Member, Colorado Lawyers’ Committee