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. He is the Co-Leader of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Electronics and Software Practice Group.
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 has served as a member of the firm's Pro Bono Committee as well as the Hiring Committee. He listed in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution. Dr. Largent was named a top patent practitioner in 2021 by IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. He was recommended by Legal 500 US in 2019 for Patent Prosecution. Dr. Largent was recognized as a 2013 and 2014 Northern California "Rising Star" for Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine. He 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 past member and Secretary 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.
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Stanford Law School J.D. (2004)
University of Florida Ph.D. (1996) Electrical Engineering
Stanford University M.S. (1989) Electrical Engineering, Solid State Industrial Affiliates Fellowship
Northwestern University B.S. (1988) Electrical Engineering, Highest Distinction
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
American Bar Association, Member
American Intellectual Property Association, Member
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA), Board of Directors, Member, Secretary
Stanford Community Law Clinic, Certified Law Student
Stanford’s Law School Veterans Fund, Founding Donor
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