Craig Jepson is an expert intellectual property attorney with particular expertise in patent litigation, patent prosecution, biotechnology law, and trade secret law. He also helps businesses identify value, protect, and develop intellectual property assets. Craig litigates in federal court and the International Trade Commission. He has litigated disputes regarding large scale semiconductor packaging, email continuity, probes for testing semiconductors, global positioning satellite systems, electronic gaming, satellite radio, monoclonal antibodies, recombinant DNA, exercise equipment, fast-switching liquid crystals, and color oscilloscopes. Most recently, prior to joining Reed & Scardino, he litigated with Fish & Richardson PC’s Austin office.
From 1999 to 2006 he was a professor of law at the University of New Hampshire (Concord, NH) (tenured in 2002) teaching intellectual property, biotechnology law, patent prosecution, and patent litigation. Each year, he supervised a team of eight to 12 registered patent attorneys who taught as adjuncts in his hands-on course in patent prosecution and drafting. During the month of October 2004, he served as the guest of the United States Department of State by teaching United States patent law at Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires, by speaking to the Argentine Patent Office about the patentability of patents for second uses, and by speaking to the Buenos Aires Chamber of Commerce and to Argentine biotech startups.
Education & Admissions
Craig earned a B.S. (Biological Sciences), an M.T. (Medical Technology), and a J.D. (Juris Doctor) (with highest honors) from the University of Southern California where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. He earned an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, while also supervising the night shift of the clinical laboratory of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
He has been admitted to practice before the United States Patent Office since 1987. He has been admitted to practice in California and all its federal courts since 1987, and has been admitted to practice in Texas and all of its federal courts since 2009. Mr. Jepson is a Barrister of the Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.