Dr. Craig Largent's practice focuses on patent prosecution, patent infringement and validity studies, technology licensing, and client counseling primarily in the areas of opto-electronics, semiconductors, semiconductor processing, mobile communications, micro-electromechanical systems, microfluidic analysis systems, and electronics.

Prior to attending law school, Dr. Largent was a practicing scientist who obtained multiple patents and authored 15 technical articles. In 1999, Dr. Largent was a Visiting Scholar in the laboratories of Professor Richard N. Zare at Stanford University.

From 1996 to 2001, Dr. Largent was an Assistant Professor of Engineering Physics at the Ohio-based Air Force Institute of Technology. During this period, he taught M.S. and Ph.D. candidates in courses covering technologies, including lasers, opto-electronics, infrared countermeasures, and remote sensing. He also conducted research on the use of lasers for the detection of chemical/biological warfare agents.

From 1989 to 1993, Dr. Largent worked in the Semiconductor Laser Applications Branch, Phillips Laboratory, at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. Working as a Semiconductor Laser Engineer and later as Chief of Single Device Development, he managed a multimillion dollar budget and led the semiconductor laser processing group in the Department of Defense's largest semiconductor laser technology program.

Dr. Largent is a member of the firm's Pro Bono Committee. He was recognized as a 2013 and 2014 Northern California "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. Dr. Largent is a founding donor of Stanford’s Law School Veterans Fund, an endowed fund that provides a summer public interest fellowship for a student veteran enrolled at Stanford Law School to focus on veteran-related legal projects. Dr. Largent is a member of the Board of Directors of Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA), a group of volunteer attorneys, paralegals, law students, and community volunteers who work with dedicated staff members to provide life-changing legal services including housing, immigration, general civil litigation, and anti-predatory lending to low-income individuals and families in East Palo Alto and the surrounding community.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Member

American Intellectual Property Association, Member

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA), Board of Directors, Member

Stanford Community Law Clinic, Certified Law Student

Stanford’s Law School Veterans Fund, Founding Donor 

Education

  • Stanford Law School, J.D. (2004)
  • University of Florida, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering (1996)
  • Stanford University, M.S., Electrical Engineering (1989)
    Solid State Industrial Affiliates Fellowship
  • Northwestern University, B.S., Electrical Engineering (1988)
    Highest Distinction

Bar Admissions

  • California

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Understanding my client's business strategy and developing a patent portfolio that supports those goals.

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USA
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