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Craig Countryman

Principal | Southern California | 858-678-5676 | countryman@fr.com

Craig Countryman is a Principal in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice involves patent litigation in all areas of technology. Prior to joining the firm, Craig was an Extern for the Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office (2005). His previous research experience includes work as an Organic Chemistry Laboratory Teaching Assistant (2001-2002) and as a Research Assistant (2000-2002) at California Institute of Technology, where he developed a synthesis of an anti-inflammatory drug (ketorolac) and synthesized a library of DNA sequencing enzymes.

ADMISSIONS

  • California 2006
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Memberships and Affiliations
  • Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter, Executive Committee Member (2010-Present)
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program, Board of Directors (2010-present)
  • Member of the Pro Bono Panel U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

OTHER DISTINCTIONS

Selected Speeches and Publications
  • Craig is a regular contributor to Fish's Litigation Blog which can be read here.
  • "Federal Circuit Report," IP Litigator, January/February 2014, Vol. 20. No. 1.
  • "Williams: A strange end to what Crawford began," Los Angeles Daily Journal (June 28, 2012).
  • "To Which Defendants Does the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 Apply?," Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter Newsletter, p. 1, 7 (Winter 2011).
  • “Criminal Trial Advocacy Seminar Showcases Local Practitioners and Judges,” Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter Newsletter, p. 3, 12-13 (Summer 2011).
  • "Misleading PTO Doesn’t Invalidate Patent," The Recorder (July 21, 2011).
  • "U.S. Supreme Court Confuses Patent Infringement Law" Los Angeles Daily Journal (July 6, 2011).
  • "Judge Battaglia Discusses His Practices and Procedures," Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter Newsletter, p. 6-7 (Spring 2011).
  • "Intent to Induce: Accomplice Liability in Patent Cases," Los Angeles Daily Journal (Oct. 25, 2010).
  • "Ongoing Patent Royalties: How Should They Be Calculated?," Los Angeles Daily Journal (Sept. 2, 2010).
  • "The Rise and Fall of False Marking Claims," Association of Business Trial Lawyers San Diego Report, Vol. XVII, No. 3 (Fall 2010).
  • "The Supreme Court's Decision in Bilski v. Kappos Leaves Many Open Questions About What Constitutes Patentable Subject Matter," Federal Bar Association, San Diego Chapter Newsletter, p. 9-10, 18 (Summer 2010).
  • "U.S. Supreme Court Holds Class Arbitration Cannot Be Compelled by an Arbitration Clause Silent on the Issue," Association of Business Trial Lawyers San Diego Report, Vol. XVII, No. 2, p. 16 (Summer 2010).
  • "Disclosure of "Material" Information in Patent Applications," Los Angeles Daily Journal, Perspective (June 9, 2010).
  • "The Peculiarities of Pleading in Patent Cases," Los Angeles Daily Journal (April 28, 2010)
  • "An Analysis of the Justice Department's New Position Regarding "Reverse Payment" Settlements," The AIPLA Antitrust News p. 2-6 (October 2009).
  • "Navigating The Marking And False Marking Statutes," Law360 (June 17, 2009).
  • "The Letter of the Law," Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Focus Column," 7 (May 28, 2009).
  • "The Evolving IP Marketplace: The Third in a Series of FTC Hearings," AIPLA Antitrust News, 2-7 (May 2009).
  • "A Weapon of Mass Protection,"Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Focus Column," 7 (February 13, 2009).
  • "The U.S. Supreme Court Takes on Patent Law," Association of Business Trial Lawyers San Diego Report, Vol. XIV, No. 3, p. 1 (Summer 2007).
  • "At the Crossroads of Law & Technology: Fourth Annual Conference, Patenting the Human Genome," Loy. L.A. Ent. L. Rev., 24, 111 (2004).
  • "The Priest-Klein Selection Hypothesis in Constitutional Litigation" (in progress).
Education
  • BS, California Institute of Technology 2003
    Chemistry
    with honors
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law 2006
    Articles Editor, UCLA Law Review

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