Craig Drachtman focuses his practice on preparation and prosecution of patent applications and patent portfolio management. His primary areas of expertise include computer software, machine learning, hybrid and electric vehicles, telecommunications, medical devices, and lotteries/gaming. Craig has prepared and prosecuted patent applications for a broad range of technologies and has also reviewed large portfolios of patents and applications to determine their value and whether to perform targeted prosecution with pending applications.
Craig co-authored a 2020 and a 2021 update on 35 USC 101 Subject Matter Eligibility Cases related to software for the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). The updates include summaries of Federal Circuit cases issued after the prior 2018 publication on eligibility cases as well as practice tips based on the holdings of those Federal Circuit cases. The updates further include a selection of PTAB opinions that apply the PTO’s 2019 Subject Matter Eligibility Examination Guidance.
Craig also published two articles in law school: Note, Taking on Patent Trolls: The Noerr-Pennington Doctrine’s Extension to Pre-lawsuit Demand Letters and its “Sham” Litigation Exception, 42 Rutgers L. Rec. 229 (2015); and Do “Let’s Play” Videos Constitute Fair Use?, Rutgers Intellectual Property Law Society Blog (2014).
2016, New York
2015, New Jersey
2014, United States Patent & Trademark Office
J.D., Rutgers Law School, 2015
B.S., Physics and B.A., in Mathematics, Brandeis University, 2012.