Craig B. Whitney

Craig Whitney is Of Counsel in the Litigation Department of the firm’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Whitney’s practice involves a broad range of complex intellectual property and other commercial litigation matters, focusing primarily on copyright and trademark infringement litigation.

Mr. Whitney has handled copyright, trademark, and patent disputes for a diverse group of clients, protecting valuable intellectual property rights from would-be infringers and defending clients against wrongful accusations of infringement. He has represented companies in the media, technology, publishing, apparel, pharmaceutical, financial, and communications sectors in federal and state trial and appellate courts. In addition to copyright, trademark, and patent litigation, he has also handled trade secret misappropriation claims, as well as numerous licensing disputes and class action litigation. Mr. Whitney’s practice also involves prosecution of domestic and foreign trademark applications, as well as advising clients on recent developments in intellectual property law.

Mr. Whitney maintains an active pro bono practice. Working with the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center, he obtained a significant recovery from a sushi restaurant in Manhattan on behalf of 16 Chinese immigrant delivery workers who were being paid well below the minimum wage.

Mr. Whitney received his B.S. from Cornell University and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was the developments editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and the recipient of the Reginald F. Lewis Fellowship for international law. Following law school, Mr. Whitney clerked for the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson in the United States District Court of the Central District of California.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Intellectual Property Litigation, 3) Patent Litigation and 4) Copyright
Law School Harvard Law School (J.D., 2001)
Admitted Year 2001
Education Cornell University (B.S., 1998)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of California, State Bar Of New York
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
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