Craig Hallacher

Craig Hallacher

specializes in intellectual property law including all aspects of patent law and trademark law. He focuses on protecting clients in both acquiring or protecting patentable technology as well as analyzing existing patent rights. He also creates IP strategies, helps manage IP portfolios domestically and internationally, works with in-house inventors and managers and assists with internal procedures.

Craig has a wide range experience in both patents and trademarks. Prior to joining Ascentage Law, he worked at the United States Patent & Trademark Office as a Patent Examiner, worked in-house as both a Patent Agent and as an IP Attorney, and worked with a law firm that specialized in high tech patent prosecution and preparation. As an In-House Attorney at Mann+Hummel, he was responsible for all IP issues in the Americas and managed a worldwide trademark portfolio. He also performed a large number of freedom-to-operate clearances, analyzed competitors’ IP, worked on contracts and licenses, created and gave IP training to employees, and counseled employees on legal issues. Craig also met with customers, suppliers, and competitors to discuss various IP issues. He also spent two years working in-house for a printer re-manufacturing company where he worked with the engineers to design products that did not infringe OEM IP rights and to protect new designs.
Craig has a background in Electrical Engineering and has technical familiarity with: electronic devices and circuits, mechanical devices, automotive technologies, semiconductors, telecommunications, RFID and other sensors, printing, filtration and filter media, software, business methods, and other electrical and mechanical arts.

When Craig is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, skiing, and whitewater rafting.

Education
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Lehigh University
J.D in law, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School (formerly Thomas M. Cooley Law School)

 

  • Licensed to practice in Michigan
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office
Craig may be reached via email or called at +1-919-386-7240.

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