Craig C. 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.
- 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
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
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