Craig L. Cupid

Partner

Atlanta
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Overview

Craig brings significant real-world engineering experience to his 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. He approaches client matters by first taking time to understand the client's business strategy and in turn implementing the best supporting legal strategy. Craig is a member of the Intellectual Property and Digital Assets and Data Management Groups.

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  • Procured IP rights on behalf of various clients regarding their medical devices matters, such as quantifying in vivo metabolite peaks, non-invasive imaging of tissue redox states, and using MRIs to monitor protease activity.
  • Conducts analysis and risk assessment of information technology agreements including privacy and data security for a multibillion-dollar acquisition.
  • Handles intellectual property procurement and infringement analysis for a multinational software corporation.
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Experience

  • Procured IP rights on behalf of various clients regarding their medical devices matters, such as quantifying in vivo metabolite peaks, non-invasive imaging of tissue redox states, and using MRIs to monitor protease activity.
  • Conducts analysis and risk assessment of information technology agreements including privacy and data security for a multibillion-dollar acquisition.
  • Handles intellectual property procurement and infringement analysis for a multinational software corporation.
  • Counsels clients on Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) issues including updating their terms of service in order to be compliant with the DMCA safe harbor provision that protects appropriately registered online service providers from potential secondary liability for the infringing acts of others.
  • 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.
  • Conducts 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.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2019)

Memberships

  • Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance: Education Chair
  • Licensing Executives Society
    • Atlanta Chair and Co-Chair (2012 to 2017)
    • Foundation Board - Vice President (2016 to 2018)
    • Atlanta Advisory Board (2018)
    • Foundation International Business Plan competition — Judge (3 years)
  • Cobb Chamber
  • Technology Association of Georgia
  • 2-time Outstanding Intellectual Property Mentor Award Winner — GSU IPAB (April 2015 and April 2016)
  • American Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Business Law Section
  • State Bar of Georgia
    • Technology Law Section
    • Business Law Section

Community

  • Georgia Tech Black Alumni Organization
  • National Society of Black Engineers Alumni Extension
  • Center for Family Resources: Board of Directors

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