Royal W. Craig, Member

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  • There’s a way to do it better – find it.

    -Thomas Edison

    Roy was named 2020 Baltimore Patent Law "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers.



Roy is a practicing patent attorney who represents scientists, engineers and technology-oriented companies. He helps clients protect, defend and commercialize their intellectual property.

Formerly an electronic design and software engineer, Roy has more than 20 years of experience in patent procurement, licensing and transactions as well as in trademark, copyright, trade dress and trade secret issues. He also represents clients in all phases of patent litigation, including district court proceedings and federal circuit appeals, and has provided expert witness testimony in several patent lawsuits.

Roy is active in civic and professional organizations and past Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA). He is an adjunct professor who holds his J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore and B.S.E.E. and B.A. from Lehigh University.

Representative Matters

Expert Witness, Bernardo Footwear, LLC v. Howard Rose et al. (Patent), Montgomery County, Maryland, 2007

Expert Witness, Dr. James N. Campbell, et al. v. Holland & Knight, LLP and Computer Patent Annuities (Patent), Baltimore, Maryland, 2006

Expert Witness, Michael W. Dickinson, Inc. v. T.C. Simons, Inc. et al. (Patent), Baltimore County, Maryland, 2003


Selected to Maryland Super Lawyers® list for Intellectual Property, 2023

Named to Band 1 of Intellectual Property by Chambers USA© since 2016

Named Baltimore's "Lawyer of the Year" in Patent Law by Best Lawyers in America®, 2013, 2016, 2020 and 2022

Named to TheBest Lawyers in America® for Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent, Patent Law and Technology Law since 2011

Named Baltimore's "Lawyer of the Year" in Technology Law by Best Lawyers in America®, 2015, 2018, 2020 and 2021

Named Baltimore's "Lawyer of the Year" in Litigation - Patent Law by Best Lawyers in America®, 2013


Professional and Civic Involvement

Member, American Bar Association

Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, Licensing Executives Society

Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore Center for Technology Commercialization

Member, Muscular Dystrophy Association Steering Committee for Top 100 Lawyers Who Care Events

Member, Maryland State Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section

Baltimore County Leadership

Publications and Lectures



IP Tech Knowledgy


Technology & Intellectual Property


J.D., cum laude, University of Baltimore School of Law, 1989
M.B.A., University of Baltimore, 1989
B.A., B.S., Lehigh University, 1982

Court Admissions

United States District Court of Maryland
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Court of Appeals of Maryland

Bar Admissions

Maryland, 1989