Principal / Twin Cities / 612-278-4514
deutsch@fr.com

Craig A. Deutsch

Craig A. Deutsch is a principal in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice focuses on patents, with a primary emphasis on defending and invalidating patents in post-grant proceedings. Mr. Deutsch has experience in both patent prosecution and patent litigation, and provides intellectual property (IP) services including drafting and prosecution of utility and industrial design subjects in the U.S. and abroad, investigation and analysis of patent validity and infringement, strategic portfolio management, and IP counseling.

Mr. Deutsch’s technical experience spans a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical industries, including mobile and connected devices, electromechanical equipment, building control systems, medical devices, oil extraction and production, and consumer products.

Prior to joining Fish, Mr. Deutsch was intellectual property counsel for 3M Co., and worked as a mechanical design engineer for Honeywell International Inc.

Education

J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Minnesota Law School (2011) Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Managing Editor


B.S.M.E. with high distinction, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota (2008)


Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2012
  • Minnesota 2011

Recognitions

  • Named a recipient of the “Pro Bono Achievement Certificate” United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (2020)
  • Named to the “Top 30 PTAB Practitioners” by Managing Intellectual Property (2020)
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association (2020)

Publications

  • “Restoring Truth: An Argument to Remove the Qui Tam Provision from the False Marking Statute of the Patent Act,” 11 MINN. J. L. SCI. & TECH. 829 (2010)

Experience | Post-Grant Proceedings

LKQ Corp. v. GM Global Technology Operations LLC, IPR2020-00065.

LKQ Corp. v. GM Global Technology Operations LLC, IPR2020-00062.

LKQ Corp. v. GM Global Technology Operations LLC, PGR2020-00005.

LKQ Corp. v. GM Global Technology Operations LLC, PGR2020-00004.

FMC Technologies, Inc. v. OneSubsea IP UK Limited et al, IPR2019-00935.

Valeritas, Inc. v. Roche Diabetes Care, Inc., IPR2019-00552.

Valeritas, Inc. v. Roche Diabetes Care, Inc., IPR2019-00553.

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. v. Cardio Flow, Inc., IPR2018-01549.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Seven Networks, LLC, IPR2018-01124.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. v. Seven Networks, LLC, IPR2018-01125.

Wagner Spray Tech Corporation v. Graco Minnesota Inc., PGR2018-00049.

Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation v. Vehicle IP, LLC et al, IPR2018-00531.

OneSubsea IP UK Limited v. FMC Technologies, Inc., IPR2016-01601.

FMC Technologies, Inc. v. OneSubsea IP UK Limited, IPR2016-00907.

FMC Technologies, Inc. v. OneSubsea IP UK Limited, IPR2016-00495.

FMC Technologies, Inc. v. OneSubsea IP UK Limited, IPR2016-00467.

FMC Technologies, Inc. v. OneSubsea IP UK Limited, IPR2016-00378.

FMC Technologies, Inc. v. OneSubsea IP UK Limited, IPR2016-00328.

 

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