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Aaron Craig is one of the leading intellectual property and unfair competition business trial lawyers in California and is a partner in the Trial and Global Disputes Practice Group.  Mr. Craig represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including technology, pharmaceuticals, and logistics companies.  Mr. Craig specializes in complex, bespoke cases, and has an undefeated record in both jury and bench trials as first or second chair.

Throughout his 22 years of practice, Mr. Craig has unfailingly won his clients’ most important IP and unfair competition business disputes, leading to his outstanding work being recognized by Southern California Super Lawyers, Los Angeles Daily Journal, Law360, Wolters Kluwer Antitrust Law Daily, Variety and other leading publications.  Some examples follow:

Technology:

Presently defending Israeli cyber intelligence company NSO Group against extremely high profile Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims brought by WhatsApp, Facebook/Meta, and Apple.

Copyright and Entertainment:

Represented Burbank High School’s vocal music department and its award-winning music teacher Brett Carroll in a landmark case, prevailing on summary judgment against a music licensing company’s effort to create a new business model and revenue stream at the expense of the national high school show choir community.

Successfully defended reality television star in litigation involving employment matters and  negligence claims; advised in the establishment of a nonprofit foundation.

Trademark:

Advising and representing a leading provider of telehealth behavioral services in a likelihood of confusion and priority dispute against a competitor.

Successfully defended shoe manufacturer in U.S. District Court and International Trade Commission proceedings brought by Converse and Nike, leading to invalidation of the Converse All Stars “midsole stripe” trademark.

Prevailed on infringement and registrability issues at TTAB on behalf of a California bank against consulting company seeking to register confusingly similar mark.

Competition in the Pharmaceutical Industry:

Won published, precedent-setting U.S. District Court cases for Allergan and Hope Pharmaceuticals against compounding pharmacies and outsourcing facilities, obtaining permanent injunctions and monetary awards against the defendants’ unlawful and unfair sale of unapproved drugs.

Patent and International Trade Commission:

Obtained the then-highest ever violation-phase penalty from the International Trade Commission for Seiko Epson and Epson America against Chinese and American ink cartridge manufacturers and sellers, and managed portfolio of parallel U.S. District Court cases.

For Micron Technologies, defeated patent infringement claims brought by Rambus relating to technologies adopted by JDEC as industry standard for SDRAM computer memory chips.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Craig worked for three years in Paramount Pictures’ Motion Picture Legal Affairs, focusing on copyright issues and motion picture production (Team America, School of Rock).   Mr. Craig began his career at Quinn Emanuel where he practiced for eight years.  Prior to joining King & Spalding, Mr. Craig was a partner in Fox Rothschild’s business litigation group.

Mr. Craig’s articles have been published in the Hollywood Reporter, the Computer Law Review and Technology Journal, U.S. News and World Report, the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail.  He serves on the planning committee for the USC Gould School of Law Intellectual Property Institute, and is a two-time Jeopardy! champion.

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Credentials

J.D., Yale Law School

B.A. Economics, Yale University

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

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Named "Southern California Super Lawyer"


Super Lawyers, 2018

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Named "Southern California Super Lawyer"


Super Lawyers, 2018

Credentials

J.D., Yale Law School

B.A. Economics, Yale University

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

French

Named "Southern California Super Lawyer"


Super Lawyers, 2018

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Recognition

Named "Southern California Super Lawyer"


Super Lawyers, 2018