Craig Edgar

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

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Grand Boulevard 2555
Kansas City 64108 MO US

Craig M. Edgar currently focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation. His experience includes multiple phases of litigation such as electronic discovery, motion practice, deposition preparation and damages.

His specific area of expertise is the history of patent law and its application to current practice. He also has authored law review articles on both the history of patentability under Section 101 and patent damages under Section 284.

He started his Shook career in the Business Litigation Practice Group working on a contract dispute between a major national retailer and one of the largest issuers of credit cards. Next, he moved to intellectual property where he worked to protect copyright holders from online infringers.

He also has handled several pharmaceutical and medical device matters, including a product liability MDL involving one of the world’s largest drug manufacturers.

Before joining Shook, Craig practiced in Clean Air Act compliance. He was an air quality specialist for the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, and was responsible for maintaining Bureau of Land Management compliance with air quality regulations for federal lands within the state of Nevada. Craig also served as the air program coordinator for the U.S. Army Installation at Fort Riley, Kansas.


  • LL.M., University of Utah, 1998 (Environmental and Natural Resources Law)
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Environmental Law & Business (1997)
  • J.D., with honors, Washburn University School of Law, 1995
    • Best Note Award, Washburn Law Journal’s Volume 34 GNIP-GNOP (1995)
    • Dean’s Honors
    • Washburn Law Journal, Editorial Board Member (1995); Staff Member (1994)
  • B.S., University of Missouri – Kansas City, 1986 (Chemistry)

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