Craig E. Bohn Esq.

Business-Minded Patent Attorney
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Intellectual Property, Patents
  • Montana, Texas, US Patent & Trademark Office
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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.

South Texas College of Law
J.D. / Intellectual Property and Appellate Law (2001)
United States Military Academy
B.S. / Engineering with Applied Computer Science
Professional Experience
Owner / Chief Counsel
Law Office of Craig Bohn
- Current
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.
Intellectual Property Lawyer
(throughout legal career)
- Current
IP portfolio guidance and management, including assessment and alignment of portfolio with business plan. Prepared and prosecuted both U.S. and foreign patent applications, both personally and through supervising domestic and foreign counsels; Planned and managed U.S. and foreign litigation; Prepared infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate studies with world-wide scopes, including opinion and recommendation reports, and legal memorandums; Negotiated and advised-on both inward and outward licensing and technology acquisitions; Prepared and maintained technology landscapes of competitor and third-party patents; Trained both business, technical, and legal people on patent and trademark developments, and technology landscapes; Collaborated with inventors and business managers to adapt developments and patent rights to achieve business objectives; and Designed and implemented integrated corporate intellectual property management systems.
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.
Business Unit Intellectual Property Counsel
Applied Materials, Inc. (Semitool, Inc.)
Counsel for multiple worldwide business units with over $600 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.
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.
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.
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
Professional Associations
Montana State Bar
- Current
Patent Lawyer
U.S. Patent Bar
- Current
Texas State Bar # 24031747
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
US Patent & Trademark Office
5th Circuit
  • Free Consultation
    Approx. 30 mins.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees and hourly rates available, depending on the technology and requirements.
Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
Additional Practice Areas
  • Contracts & Licensing
  • Trademarks
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
California Office
1334 McKendrie St.
San Jose, CA 95126
Cell: (972) 836-8799
Fax: (713) 874-0591
Montana Office
685 Leisure Dr.
Kalispell, MT 59901
Cell: (972) 836-8799
Fax: (713) 874-0591