Craig Earl Countryman

Craig Countryman is a Principal in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson P.C and was named a 2015 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. His practice centers on complex legal analysis and writing, particularly case-dispositive summary judgment, JMOL, and Federal Circuit briefs. He has handled patent cases involving a range of technologies, including glaucoma drugs, polymer processing additives, spinal implants, coronary guidewires, power supply controller chips, network security, and computer backup software. Craig has led the briefing in over 15 Federal Circuit and Supreme Court appeals. He has extensive experience in taking over cases after trial, selecting the best legal issues for appeal, and framing them in a persuasive manner. Craig writes frequently on a variety of patent law topics and has published over 25 articles and dozens of posts of Fish’s litigation blog. Before joining Fish, Craig was a chemist and developed a novel synthesis of the anti-inflammatory drug ketorolac using a stereoselective, organocatalytic cycloaddition reaction as the main step.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Post-Grant, 3) Appellate, 4) Hatch-Waxman and 5) Patent Litigation
Law School UCLA School of Law (J.D., 2006)
Admitted Year 2006
Education California Institute of Technology (B.S., 2003)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Fish & Richardson P. C.
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