Craig L. Cupid

Associate

Atlanta
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Overview

Craig Cupid brings significant real-world engineering experience to his intellectual property practice. Prior to his legal career, Craig held multiple engineering positions with a leading telecommunications company, including serving as an engineer responsible for escalated implementation matters encompassing the company's complete portfolio of data products. Craig focuses his practice on intellectual property procurement, intellectual property strategy, and licensing, with experience representing clients in the areas of energy, high technology and consumer products. Craig believes that intellectual property is an asset that every successful company protects. He approaches client matters by first taking time to understand the client's business strategy and in turn implementing the best supporting intellectual property strategy.

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  • Intellectual property procurement and infringement analysis for a multinational software corporation.
  • Intellectual property procurement, infringement analysis, due diligence analysis and opinions for invalidity and noninfringement for a major telecommunications corporation.
  • Worked with a technology company to maintain and enhance its patent portfolio. Analyzed each intellectual property asset and determined the intellectual property strategy by considering the client's business goals for the asset and the potential value of the asset in light of current market conditions.
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Experience

  • Intellectual property procurement and infringement analysis for a multinational software corporation.
  • Intellectual property procurement, infringement analysis, due diligence analysis and opinions for invalidity and noninfringement for a major telecommunications corporation.
  • Worked with a technology company to maintain and enhance its patent portfolio. Analyzed each intellectual property asset and determined the intellectual property strategy by considering the client's business goals for the asset and the potential value of the asset in light of current market conditions.
  • Supported major litigation for a Fortune 500 company by analyzing products placed on the market by potential infringers.
  • Worked with a technology company to develop global intellectual property procurement and enforcement strategy. Drafted and provided advice regarding intellectual property license agreements, distribution agreements and other contracts.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Licensing Executives Society: Atlanta Chapter
    • Co-Chair
  • American Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Business Law Section
  • State Bar of Georgia
    • Technology Law Section
    • Business Law Section
  • Technology Association of Georgia

Community

  • Georgia Tech Black Alumni Association
  • National Society of Black Engineers Alumni Extension

Emerging Issues

Prior Positions

  • Large national telecommunications company (2001 to 2006)
    • Senior Network Engineer
    • Network Engineer

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 61,308
  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 2009
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001

Blog

In The Blogs

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Copyright, Content, and Platforms
Renew It or Lose It: New Rules Set for DMCA Safe Harbor Protection
By Craig L. Cupid
December 1, 2016
Effective December 1, 2016, nearly five years after issuing an initial notice of proposed rules, the U.S. Copyright Office will be implementing new rules intended to govern the designation and maintenance of Digital Millennium Copyright...
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