Brian Craggs


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Professional Experience

Brian Craggs practices in a variety of patent and trademark matters, including international IP application filings and prosecution such as Paris Convention patent applications, PCT applications and related national stage patent applications, and the coordination and supervision of global IP portfolios.

Brian performs and has assisted with coordinating freedom-to-operate studies, advises on intellectual property strategies, and conducts opinion of counsel analyses.

Prior to working at Kinney & Lange, Brian worked as a Research Assistant at Southwestern University School of Law, in Los Angeles, California, and as a Student Attorney for the Innocence Project of Minnesota. He also worked as an Outage Coordinator and Facility Planner for Great Lakes Gas Transmission Co. (now a subsidiary of TransCanada Corporation), in Troy, Michigan, as well as a Laboratory Engineer for Rouge Steel Corporation in Dearborn, Michigan.

Brian has bachelor’s degrees in chemical engineering as well as materials science & engineering. In his spare time, Brian enjoys bicycling, home improvement projects, golf, and spending time with his wife, two children, and two rescue dogs.


  • Patent Freedom to Operate Searches, Opinions, Techniques, and Studies, (ABA, 2017), co-author
  • Myriad: Genetic Material as Patentable Subject Matter, Form versus Function, The IP Book, 11th Edition (2013), with Larrin Bergman
  • Overview of Intellectual Property for Business Lawyers, Kinney & Lange, P.A. (annual)
  • Intellectual Property Law for Business Lawyers, Kinney & Lange, P.A. (annual)

Representative Matters

  • Performed patent clearance studies for large scale product lines; advised client regarding risk management and patent avoidance strategies, and prepared associated opinions of counsel
  • Prepared, prosecuted and supervised hundreds of patent applications, including PCT and foreign counterparts, on a variety of technologies on behalf of multi-national corporations, medium-sized businesses, small businesses and individual inventors