Free Consultation: (408) 318-0781Tap to Call This Lawyer
Craig E. Bohn Esq.

Craig E. Bohn Esq.

Business-Minded Patent Attorney
  • Intellectual Property, Patents
  • Montana, Texas, US Patent & Trademark Office
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media

I grew up in a family business, and graduated from West Point, serving 6 years as an Army Airborne Ranger infantry officer. The combination makes me a consummate team player who instinctively leads and trains team members as needed. My legal expertise is honed from practice in both corporations and law firms, both large and small. My diverse background enables me to cross the lines of the business, administrative, technical, and legal sections of a company, and has taught me to develop and lead teams to set and attain goals harmonized to the business strategies, plans and objectives.

Stanford University
(2019) Innovation
Innovation Masters Series: Design Thinking and the Art of Innovation --
Stanford University Logo
South Texas College of Law
J.D. (2001) | Intellectual Property and Appellate Law
Placeholder image for education.
United States Military Academy
B.S. | Engineering with Applied Computer Science
United States Military Academy Logo
Professional Experience
Senior Advisor at Independent Business and IP Consulting
Law Office of Craig Bohn
- Current
Advising multiple early-stage and fledgling ventures
Director, Senior Counsel
Western Digital Corporation
- Current
Company-wide iIntellectual property and innovative idea identification, preservation, management, and use.
Patent Attorney
Law Office of Craig Bohn
- Current
General business and IP counsel to multiple pre-financing ventures and joint ventures, with equipment, hardware, software, and content products, including: - Natural language data processing and analysis inference engine for assessing both structured or unstructured data, in its present form and location, either static or moving; - Integrated wearable ecosystem, focused on helping seniors stay healthy and independent; - Dynamic supplemental sales system for delivered goods; and - Compact, modular, internal combustion engine design
General Counsel
OEM Group Inc.
Sole legal counsel and 1st In-House IP counsel -- Achieved favorable patent infringement settlements spanning active suits in the U.S. and Europe with 3 competitors (2 U.S. and 1 Austrian) within first 60 days. -- Developed the corporate legal support and administration systems, including a worldwide patent strategy and support system, with interests in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
Director, Law Department, Intellectual Property (Chief IP Counsel)
Applied Materials, Inc. (Semitool, Inc.)
Counsel for multiple worldwide business units with over $800 million in total annual revenues. -- Led IP development and exploitation efforts of all wet-processing equipment operations. -- Developed role as trusted advisor on broad legal issues to business unit management. -- Developed and drafted agreements, and helped direct and lead negotiations on multiple merger, acquisition, and patent licensing and sales efforts. -- Directed key technology litigation in Asia, Europe, and with the U.S. Federal Circuit. -- Reduced Semitool’s IP costs by about 70% simultaneously creating and implementing a program that integrated IP management into the operating business plans for the entire company, and by personally performing the bulk of the preparation and prosecution.
Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
The senior IP associate in Houston office providing IP support to corporate mergers, sales and acquisitions; primary attorney handling patent preparation, prosecution, and junior associate development focused in software, system and business method applications, as well as preparing and prosecuting applications concerning medical and electrical devices and components; infringement assessment and guidance; trademark counseling, clearance, preparation and prosecution; copyright registration; and technology licensing.
Contracts Professor
Rice University
• Created course content, presented and tested a 5-week contract law module in the Glasscock School of Continuing Education, Paralegal Studies Program
Assistant General Counsel
FMC Technologies Inc.
Coordinate worldwide integration of intellectual property into operating business plans for the FoodTech and Airport Systems businesses. One of only two patent attorneys for worldwide operations generating $2.7 billion in revenues. Principal counsel for establishing and executing intellectual property budget (over $2 million) and administration plans to include outside counsel management, preparation, prosecution, licensing, enforcement, litigation, ROI assessment and consultation for integrating IP into business operations for FMC FoodTech and Airport divisions. Succeeded in developing frontline asset managers in each business to handle routine strategy execution monitoring, permitting me train and sell managers at integrating planning of IP usage into their business plans as they would with any other durable asset.
Owner / Patent Attorney
Law Office of Craig Bohn
Integrated intellectual property practice focused on turning intellectual property into profitable intellectual assets. Providing portfolio assessment and alignment with business plans. Experience with start-up and pre-merger/acquisition preparation.
Keeling Hudson, LLC
Patent Prosecution: new patent development, Office Action responses, and licensing concerns.
Regional Coordinator, Specialty Chemicals Sales
Morton International
Responsible for the western half of the United States, plus Louisiana, for marketing, sales and contracts of dye colorants, including new services, and derivative products and applications.
Industrial Chemical Sales
Ethyl Corporation
Marketing specialty and new molecules, including developmental and end-use patent issues.
Infantry Officer
U.S. Army
Assistant Brigade Operations Officer, Aide de Camp to the Assistant Division Commander for Maneuver, Post Operations Officer, Assistant Battalion Operations Officer, Platoon Leader (Ranger, Expert Infantryman, Airborne, Air Assault)
Texas ADR
Registered In-House Counsel
State Bar of California
Professional Associations
Montana State Bar  # 9698
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
U.S. Patent Bar  # 52629
Patent Lawyer
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Texas State Bar  # 24031747
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
US Patent & Trademark Office
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
5th Circuit
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
  • Free Consultation
    Approx. 30 mins.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees and hourly rates available, depending on the technology and requirements.
Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
Additional Practice Areas
  • Trade Secrets
  • Contracts & Licensing
  • Trademarks
  • English: Spoken, Written
Contact & Map
California Office
1334 McKendrie St.
San Jose, CA 95126
Telephone: (408) 318-0781
Cell: (650) 468-2646
Fax: (713) 874-0591
Montana Office
685 Leisure Dr.
Kalispell, MT 59901
Cell: (972) 836-8799
Fax: (713) 874-0591