Craig Hoovler is a litigator and registered patent attorney supporting our Commercial and Business Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. He assists on a range of traditional areas of litigation, including government contracting, financial, construction, employment, banking, privacy, and transportation disputes, as well as intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, along with the firm's growing Section 337 ITC practice.
His practice also includes preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications in a variety of technical areas, along with drafting and negotiating contracts and licenses pertaining to all forms of intellectual property.
With a master’s degree in biomedical engineering, Craig brings his strong science background to bear for his clients, providing insightful counsel in complex matters to a range of U.S. and foreign entities across many disciplines, including intellectual property comprising mechanical, medical, and electrical devices, as well as computer hardware and software, and in litigation involving a need for synthesizing technical issues into easy-to-understand concepts.
His multidisciplinary mindset aids him in taking a practical approach to problem solving. He draws on both his legal and technical skills in creatively advocating for his clients and vigorously advancing their business interests.
A graduate of the Washington University School of Law, Craig participated in the school’s award-winning Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property clinic, IP-focused moot court teams, and the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy. As a clinic associate, he worked directly with new and emerging nonprofit and qualifying for-profit organizations to provide counseling and services related to corporate formation, registration of intellectual property, obtaining nonprofit or other tax status, and drafting contracts and other documents.
Craig also served as a summer associate for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of Illinois under U.S. Attorney James Lewis and as a summer clerk for the Honorable Chief Justice Mark Martin of the North Carolina Supreme Court.