S Craig Hemenway
Shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP
S Craig Hemenway coordinates Brownstein’s patent practice and is the firm’s lead patent attorney for high-tech matters. With more than two decades of legal experience, he works with both start-ups and major corporations, including one of the world’s largest technology companies. Mr Hemenway’s practice focuses on helping clients in the technology sector develop strategies that enable them to leverage IP assets to achieve marketplace prominence, including managing complex portfolios of patent assets and handling complex transactional matters.
Mr Hemenway has deep experience in both patent law and engineering. As a former control systems engineer dealing with complex electrical and mechanical systems, he masters technical issues quickly – a skill that is essential when distilling a concept to its essence for patent applications. He has worked with a variety of companies in many industries, including some of the world’s largest personal technology companies, telecommunications providers, financial product developers, cable content providers, cloud-based storage companies and broadband companies.
Mr Hemenway offers clients broad expertise in identification, protection and management of IP assets, licensing intellectual property, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, enforcing IP rights through litigation, and providing infringement and patentability opinions. Mr Hemenway has built complex patent portfolios from scratch, handled sophisticated licensing and transactional matters, negotiated purchases of large patent portfolios, provided strategic oversight, and coordinated multinational strategies for patent protection on behalf of many clients.