Craige Thompson

Craige Thompson

Invention2Exit
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Craige Thompson is an accomplished Austin patent attorney, an experienced electrical engineer, and a successful published author. He has substantial experience in patent licensing, trademark registration, due diligence, and litigation. He has handled cases that involve complex technologies ranging from electrical engineering to mechanical engineering, software, and medical devices. Craige Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin before earning his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Attorney Craige Thompson creates high business value for small, mid-sized, and larger businesses by providing comprehensive patent and trademark services. He frequently shares his thoughts and insights about patent law as a sought-after public speaker, and he is the author of Patent Offense: 7 Steps to a Safe, Secure Patent Portfolio.

Practice Areas
    Patents
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder
Invention2Exit
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Craige is an experienced business builder, electrical engineer and accomplished patent attorney. He has led teams that have successfully prosecuted 1000s of patented hundreds of entrepreneurs, as well as technologies for many of the Fortune 500 tech companies, including due diligence and litigation, for Apple, Google, Intel and Microsoft. He has designed and patented complex technologies that range from electrical engineering to mechanical engineering, software, and medical devices. In each of the past 5 years, at least one of Craige's clients has achieved a 7 figure licensing deal or an 8 figure exit. Craige is also an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author of "Patent Offense," speaker, investor, and is focussed on being a business value multiplier by helping clients improve operations and marketing to maximum exit value.
"The Patent Killer," "The Examiner Whisperer," Entrepreneurial Patent Attorney, Author, Speaker
Thompson Patent Law
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At Thompson Patent Law, we create patents that matter. Patents can only add significant value to the balance sheet when the patent is built to withstand the scrutiny of litigation. I have personally worked for an A-list of clients, including: Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Olympus, Honeywell, Gillette, Duracell, Hallmark, SAP, Atmel, Applied Materials, Kleiner Perkins, Dresser, Boston Scientific, some universities and many smaller businesses and entrepreneurial start-ups.
Patent Attorney
Fish & Richardson P.C.
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My practice at Fish & Richardson was an inch wide and a mile deep in patents. Patent prosecution, due diligence, and patent litigation. I also developed a system for high quality patent drafting, prior art searches and analysis. I was fortunate to train and work with many great folks in these areas.
Design Engineer
Plexus Technology Group
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Designed and tested a wide variety of electronics-based products for the medical, audio, power, automotive, and computer industries. Specialized in analog and digital circuit design, motor control, PCB layout, and design for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). Developed products starting from concept and through to prototype and then manufacturing.
Education
Quantic School of Business and Technology
EMBA (2024) | Business Administration and Management
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University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D. (2003) | Law
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Activities: Clerk at Foley & Lardner, Patent Agent Summer Associate at Fish & Richardson Larkin Award for Study in IP Law
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
B.S. (1992) | Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Activities: WEMPEC, Wisconsin Electric Machines & Power Electronics Consortium (RA, TA)
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Awards
Professional Engineer
North Carolina Board of Licensing and Examination
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24094258
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Patent Offense Book: Portfolio Manager's Guide to 7 Steps to a Safe, Secure Patent Portfolio
Branded Expert Publishing
Speaking Engagements
7 Steps to a Safe Secure Patent Portfolio, Minnesota CLE, Minnesota
Certifications
Mergers and Acquisitions
University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Education
Websites & Blogs
Website
Thompson Patent Law
Contact & Map
Thompson Patent Law
1320 Arrow Point Drive Suite 501 #142
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Telephone: (512) 649-1046