Twenty years serving as counsel to Apple Inc. handling its worldwide IP portfolio of more than 3,000 active assets. Built a best-in-class portfolio of over 150 patent assets for Clear in five years. Operates at the intersection of technology and business serving as a highly valued advisor.
Craig Hemenway develops creative strategies that enable clients in the technology sector to leverage intellectual property assets to achieve marketplace prominence. Brownstein’s lead patent attorney and chair of the firm’s IP Department, he works with both startups and major corporations to manage complex portfolios of patent assets. 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.
Whether handling due diligence and negotiations during transactions or prosecuting key patent applications, clients’ business goals drive his legal strategy. Craig believes the key to effective legal counsel is to analyze issues as if he were the client, focusing on their business strategy and needs. This approach is why many of the nation’s largest organizations—including some of the world’s largest personal technology, software, cloud-based storage and networking companies—rely on him for their most critical matters. Craig’s broad expertise in creating and enforcing intellectual property portfolios and understanding of high tech matters make him his client’s most valuable asset.