Craig E. Bohn Esq.

Applied Materials, Inc. (Semitool, Inc.)
Contact: 713.907.9237
Experience:
Law School: South Texas College of Law
Jurisdictions: Montana
Texas
US Patent & Trademark Office
5th Circuit

OVERVIEW

Directory Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
Additional Practice Areas
  • Contracts & Licensing
  • Trademarks
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    • Approx. 30 mins.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Flat fees and hourly rates available, depending on the technology and requirements.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Montana
Texas
US Patent & Trademark Office
5th Circuit
Certifications
Mediation (Texas ADR)
Languages
 SpokenWritten
EnglishYesYes
Professional Experience
Business Unit Intellectual Property Counsel, Applied Materials, Inc. (Semitool, Inc.)
-Current
Counsel for worldwide operations that generate over $200 million in annual revenues. Reduced total IP costs by approximately 70% by personally performing the bulk of the preparation and prosecution, and simultaneously creating and implementing a program that integrated IP management into the operating business plans for the entire company. Provided consultation on the intellectual property aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and patent licensing and sales efforts.
Intellectual Property Lawyer, (throughout legal career)
-Current
Prepared and prosecuted both U.S. and foreign patent applications, both personally and through supervising domestic and foreign counsels; Planned and managed U.S. and foreign litigation; Prepared infringement, validity, and freedom-to-operate studies with world-wide scopes, including opinion and recommendation reports, and legal memorandums; Negotiated and advised-on both inward and outward licensing and technology acquisitions; Prepared and maintained technology landscapes of competitor and third-party patents; Trained both business, technical, and legal people on patent and trademark developments, and technology landscapes; Collaborated with inventors and business managers to adapt developments and patent rights to achieve business objectives; and Designed and implemented integrated corporate intellectual property management systems.
Associate, Haynes and Boone, L.L.P.
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The senior IP associate in Houston office providing IP support to corporate mergers, sales and acquisitions; primary attorney handling patent preparation, prosecution, and junior associate development focused in software, system and business method applications, as well as preparing and prosecuting applications concerning medical and electrical devices and components; infringement assessment and guidance; trademark counseling, clearance, preparation and prosecution; copyright registration; and technology licensing.
Assistant General Counsel, FMC Technologies Inc.
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Coordinate worldwide integration of intellectual property into operating business plans for the FoodTech and Airport Systems businesses. One of only two patent attorneys for worldwide operations generating $2.7 billion in revenues. Principal counsel for establishing and executing intellectual property budget (over $2 million) and administration plans to include outside counsel management, preparation, prosecution, licensing, enforcement, litigation, ROI assessment and consultation for integrating IP into business operations for FMC FoodTech and Airport divisions. Succeeded in developing frontline asset managers in each business to handle routine strategy execution monitoring, permitting me train and sell managers at integrating planning of IP usage into their business plans as they would with any other durable asset.
Owner / Chief Counsel, Law Office of Craig Bohn
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Integrated intellectual property practice focused on turning intellectual property into profitable intellectual assets. Coordinated licensing rights for email advertising system for 2003 Houston mayoral race. Coordinated and coached Inventor’s participation on USA Networks’ “Made in the USA” reality show that resulted in securing a 1-year sales contract with Home Shopping Network. Initiated and negotiated a 1-year custom development option contract for an invention with one of the world’s largest downhole service companies, netting about $2 million in investment.
Associate, Keeling Hudson, LLC
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Patent Prosecution: new patent development, Office Action responses, and licensing concerns.
Regional Coordinator, Specialty Chemicals Sales, Morton International
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Responsible for the western half of the United States, plus Louisiana, for marketing, sales and contracts of dye colorants, including new services, and derivative products and applications.
Industrial Chemical Sales, Ethyl Corporation
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Marketing specialty and new molecules, including developmental and end-use patent issues.
Industrial Chemical Sales, Ethyl Corporation
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Marketing specialty and new molecules, including developmental and end-use patent issues.
Infantry Officer, U.S. Army
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Assistant Brigade Operations Officer, Aide de Camp to the Assistant Division Commander for Maneuver, Post Operations Officer, Assistant Battalion Operations Officer, Platoon Leader (Ranger, Expert Infantryman, Airborne, Air Assault)
Education
South Texas College of LawJ.D. (2001)Intellectual Property and Appellate Law
United States Military AcademyB.S.Engineering with Applied Computer Science
Professional Associations
Attorney, Montana State Bar
-Current
Patent Lawyer, U.S. Patent Bar
-Current
Member, Texas State Bar
-Current

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California Office
1334 McKendrie St.
San Jose, CA 95126
USA
Cell: 713.907.9237
Fax: 713.874.0591
Montana Office
685 Leisure Dr.
Kalispell, MT 59901
USA
Cell: 713.907.9237
Fax: 713.874.0591