Royal Craig - Business and Intellectual Property Lawyer at Ober|Kaler (Baltimore, MD)

Royal W. Craig

443.263.7503 fax

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office


  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1989)
  • University of Baltimore (M.B.A., 1989)
  • Lehigh University (B.A. in Psychology, 1982)
  • Lehigh University (B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1982)

Royal W. Craig


Royal W. Craig is a practicing patent attorney at Ober|Kaler who represents scientists, engineers and technology-oriented companies. As co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and member of the Business Group, Roy 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 is an adjunct professor at the University of Baltimore’s Center for Technology Commercialization. He is co-author of Ober|Kaler's blog on intellectual property issues,

Professional Memberships

Community Service


  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Litigation-Intellectual Property, Litigation-Patent Law, Patent Law, and Technology Law Categories, 2011-2017; named Baltimore Litigation-Patent "Lawyer of the Year," 2013; named Baltimore Patent "Lawyer of the Year," 2014 and 2016; named Baltimore Technology Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2015 (Woodward/White, Inc.)
  • Listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers – Intellectual Property (Maryland), 2016

Professional Background

  • 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
  • President, Royal Craig, P.C
  • Associate, Venable, LLC
  • Associate, Bloom & Kreten
  • Associate, Cushman, Darby & Cushman
Publications & Presentations [View All]
  • Presenter, "Prior Art & Section 102 under the America Invents Act: 2016 Updates," Webinar, The Knowledge Group, 2016
  • Co-author with Meredith Blake Martin, “IP Practice Moves in Mysterious Ways In Recession,” Maryland Bar Journal, 2010
  • Co-author with Kyle E. Conklin, “Egyptian Goddess, Inc. v. Swisa, Inc.: Design Patent Infringement,” Chapter in Annual Intellectual Property Law Update, Intellectual Property Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association, 2009
  • Co-presenter, "IP Basics for the Engineer: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You," Baltimore Chapter, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008