Craig L. Mytelka has dedicated his practice to helping clients navigate issues of intellectual property law, primarily in the areas of licensing and litigation. Craig helps companies and individuals maximize the value of their intellectual property portfolios through licensing, particularly regarding software and related areas such as privacy, cyber security, data rights and cloud storage. He also assists clients with the licensing of patent, trademark and copyright assets.
When necessary, Craig helps his clients protect, defend and enforce their intellectual property rights in court. He uses his nearly three decades of experience to assist clients throughout the litigation process, including in cases involving patent, trademark and copyright infringement; unfair competition; trade secrets; and related complex business litigation.
His experience includes companies of all sizes, from small startups to large corporations, and brand-name individuals across a wide array of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, health care, insurance, aviation, communications, software, entertainment and other technology fields.
Craig is also recognized as a Master in The James Kent American Inn of Court. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Section of the Federal Bar Association, the Intellectual Property Section of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Beach Bar Association and the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association.
Craig serves as a trustee and counsel to the Cape Henry Collegiate School in Virginia Beach. He previously served as an adjunct professor of law at the Regent University School of Law, where he taught computer, trademark, copyright, patent and unfair competition law. Craig also served on the advisory board for the College of Engineering and Science at Old Dominion University, as a director and on the executive committee of the Virginia Beach Neptune Festival, as a director on the Board of Technology Hampton Roads and as a member of the board of directors for Horizons Hampton Roads.
Craig serves as co-chair of the firm’s IP Litigation Practice and the Trade Secrets, Employee Benefits and Restrictive Covenants Practice. He founded the Intellectual Property Practice at Williams Mullen and served as its chair for 20 years. He also served on the firm’s board of directors as a vice president, as well as on the firm’s executive committee.
A graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, Craig received his law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. While in law school, he was a merit scholar and a member of the University of Richmond Law Review.
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