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Always thinking one step ahead of the game

Craige is a fantastic attorney. I've known Craige for several years. He is always thinking one step ahead of the game and just a wonderful person. Look no further for a Patent attorney..

Christine Matus , Attorney
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Cut throat attorney that you want on your side

Cut throat attorney that you want on your side that won't screw you on prices and will guide you the best. Love working with this team

Chris Norton , Founder of Norton Fitness
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I would recommend them to anyone in the nation

Thompson Patent Law has been the exclusive firm we have used for all our patent and trademark applications since I founded our company. We still retain them even though we are a Minnesota-based company and Craige and his team relocated to Austin Texas a couple years ago. I would recommend them to anyone in the nation. At the end of the day, good patents gets written and approved by people. Getting a patent approved by an examiner requires a conversation between human beings. Thompson Patent Law excels at that human element of the patent process and have always come through for us. Having a conversation about a patent with an attorney and engaging a firm can be a very intimidating process. What I most appreciate about Craige Thompson and his team is that they are approachable and friendly. Craige and his team are brilliant at what they do but they never make you feel stupid for not being an expert in the confusing, esoteric world of Patent Law. They handle that aspect and let you focus on running your business and developing new solutions for your clients. One of the things I most appreciate about Thompson Patent Law is their straight forward approach to billing. We've always clearly understood what our costs would be before undertaking any new step in the patent process. We have already recommended Thompson Patent Law to several friends and colleagues. We sincerely appreciate all the help they have given us so far.

Justin Grimes , Principal at C3 LLC
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Two thumbs, WAY UP!

Two thumbs, WAY UP!

All of my critical concerns were addressed gracefully and the drawings reflect the current state of the design.

Well done to the TPL team. We are all excited over here.

Scott Tovsen , CTO, MotoCrane
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The background work he did before we filed for a patent was excellent ... very cost effective

Craige did a great job for me. The background work he did before we filed for a patent was excellent. Because of that work we got the patent in about a year without any back and forth with the patent office which made it very cost effective. I highly recommend Craige and his office.

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He works with his clients to establish a realistic budget...he doesn't overcharge

Craige and his staff will work with you to accomplish your goals and will provide you with great advice. He works with his clients to establish a realistic budget, but because his processes are so great, he doesn't overcharge.

Shreya B. Ley , President, GeoBiz Technology
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I love working with TPL because they are responsive, knowledgeable, dedicated, hard-working, result driven, and personable

The attorneys at Thompson Patent Law ("TPL") have a thorough understanding of patent law and view it with an eye towards adding value as an asset to a business. We have worked on a number of matters together over the past few years and they always add valuable insights to the client's business. I love working with TPL because they are responsive, knowledgeable, dedicated, hard-working, result driven, and personable. They are true professionals in every sense and trusted advisor to their clients and colleagues.

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Highly recommended without any reservations!

Mr. Thompson and another excellent patent lawyer from New York named Mr. Jason Rosenblum were the key members of the legal team that helped me with a very complex patent. Essentially Mr. Rosenblum was recommended to me as an outstanding patent lawyer by a friend who was herself a lawyer, and later Mr. Rosenblum recommended Mr. Thompson as the right person who was going to further help me with my patent. Mr. Thompson sincerely impressed me in many respects. In my experience, he proved to be a super-professional, always using the right words, always polite, always moving the project/ my patent application in the right direction and was very understanding of the fact that I was working on a limited budget. Briefly, he listened carefully to my legal and technical concerns with a lot of patience. He gave me very valuable advice regarding the critical legal aspects of my work, but what impressed me most was his ability to also provide technical advice adding value to a fairly complicated patent. The truth is that I was hoping to get the right legal advice, but I didn't expect that the technical aspect of my work was going to improve as much as a result of his help. Part of that was to help me focus on the important aspects of my work. In the end, I do realize that most people will hire Mr. Thompson for his legal expertise and skills, and what I observed was excellence on all levels. Even during our call with the patent office, every word he said seemed to tilt the balance in my favor and helped the examiner to better understand my patent application. He helped me to make the key changes in the claims. And in the end, that's the best that a patent lawyer can do in that situation. In conclusion, it was an honor working with both Mr. Thompson and Mr. Rosenblum. They helped me a lot and they deserve a warm "Thank you! "

Stepfan Bradu MD, PHD, FAAD , Board Certified Dermatologist
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Craige is one of the best patent attorneys I've worked with

Craige is one of the best patent attorneys I've worked with. There was a minimum of fuss, very straightforward, and got our patent issued in a little over a year. Will definitely use Craige again for our next IP work.

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I found your course very interesting and thought-provoking

I've been taking MCLE's and they usually put me to sleep. I just listened to your Attorney Credits course on improving patent performance. I usually cringe when I have to do my MCLE's, but I found your course very interesting and thought-provoking. Thanks again for the best hour of MCLE I've spent in the last 20 years.

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Craige can help you develop offensive and defensive IP strategies

I have known Craige since our days at Plexus. He started his career there as analog and power electronics design engineer where he developed exceptional solutions to challenging design problems in medical, automotive and industrial products. I had the pleasure of working with Craige on an IP project while he was at Fish. Craige developed various cost-effective strategies to assure our “freedom to operate” with a new product. I highly recommend Craige’s IP law work. He is detail oriented, has a great technical background, works as hard as anyone, and I have known Craige since our days at Plexus. He started his career there as analog and power electronics design engineer where he developed exceptional solutions to challenging design problems in medical, automotive and industrial products. I had the pleasure of working with Craige on an IP project while he was at Fish. Craige developed various cost-effective strategies to assure our “freedom to operate” with a new product. I highly recommend Craige’s IP law work. He is detail oriented, has a great technical background, works as hard as anyone, and can help you develop offensive and defensive IP strategies.

Greg Burneske , Sr. Vice President of Engineering at SMT Corporation
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They made our trademark registration process easy...Thank you, TPL

I couldn't be more satisfied with the services of this law firm! They made our trademark registration process easy, and we got the results we wanted. They explained everything to us in detail and followed up every step of the way. Their fees are fair, the technical skill-set of the attorneys is top notch, and the client service is excellent! Thank you, TPL!

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Craige Thompson brings a high level of maturity in his patent advice to clients

Craige was wonderful to work with. He is very bright and has had great practical industry experience. He brings a high level of maturity in his patent advice to clients. He had excellent relationships with clients as they respected and trusted his judgment and recommendations. You can’t go wrong working with Craige.

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The service and communication has been outstanding

I have worked with Craige and his team at Thompson Law for a number of years. The service and communication has been outstanding.I recently received granted patent for a product that Craige and his team helped me protect. Craige advised me on the routes forward most appropriate for my I.P related business strategy, regarding potential licensing. He also clearly explained my options internationally. I am extremely confident in my patent and I have a much better understanding of the patent process, thanks to the Thompson systems.

Nick Paget , Director of Instrument Product Development, Ltd.
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I got a fantastic result from my patent team at TPL!

I got a fantastic result from my patent team at TPL. The “Point of Novelty Report” they created was amazingly effective because it got us to an allowance in less than a year without even a single office action from the USPTO. My PON Report provided a clear plan that enabled us to hit the bullseye immediately. We were able to get very effective and valuable claims without having to go back and forth with the patent examiner, which saves a lot of time and money. Just as Craige says, the Point of Novelty Report does work incredibly well.

Frederick Reinking , Founder of Amica, LLC
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Craige Thompson is “The Examiner Whisperer"

I own and run a small software company. As a result, I routinely come in contact with professionals of all types and levels of competency. Today, I witnessed first hand, a seasoned legal professional who has absolutely, mastered his craft. I witnessed first hand this morning, as a very rare participant on a conference to the US Patent And Trademark Office, (USPTO), a patent attorney known as “The Examiner Whisperer” calm a wild horse while simultaneously serving the winning ACE at the Wimbledon Finals.My company was facing the bottom of the ninth with two outs and the winning run on third. We were challenging the Examiner’s Final Office Action decision to reject our patent application, on what we felt was faulty reasoning and Error of Fact in decision. Craige “The Examiner Whisperer” Thompson, at Thompson Law was called in, and drove in the winning run!He professionally and calmly explained the situation to the Examiner siting fact and reasoning that actually lead the Examiner to point out to Craige, the obvious conclusion was, the decision was wrong and the Notice of Allowance would be sent.As the inventor of the software, having been invited to sit in on this rare conference call, I am only the second person in Craige’s long career, to actually witness this highest degree of diplomacy happening. That being, leading an Examiner to do what we wanted him to do, that being to make the only decision he could actually make, and be actually satisfied, that it was his idea. Truly amazing, was this experience. I highly recommend you read Craig’s new, best selling book, “Patent Offense” and give Craige a call for any patent questions you may have. And if you are lucky, very lucky, you just might witness “The Examiner Whisperer” toss the ball in air with everything on the line and drive that ACE past the Examiner, who didn’t even see it coming – to win it all! Thanks Craige, job well done!

Doug Denny , Q-Up Technologies, LLC
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Craige devised a patent strategy like we were going to war

Craige Thompson and the staff at Thompson Law office have done an outstanding job for Flyback Energy Inc. Intellectual property underpins every aspect of FEI technology. Craige has a high level of engineering knowledge and an in-depth understanding of physics as well as great legal expertise. Flyback Energy Inc. lost thousands of dollars to other patent law firms because they could not grasp onto or understand the complex electromagnetic physics that FEI technology is based on. Not only did Craige create great patents for us, he devised a legal defense strategy like we were going to war. The patent work Craige has done for FEI has also been very expedient and cost effective. Bar none the best.

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Craige Thompson he has nailed the art and science of patent prosecution and defense!

In my time working and collaborating with Craige, I have found that he has nailed the art and science of patent prosecution and defense. His consciously defined best practices and unique insights truly set him apart – and, he communicates these in such a way that his clients can appreciate the value of his advice and strategies. Last but not least, he is one of the most decent people you will ever meet. In my estimation, Craige is unequivocally the smart choice when it comes to protecting products and inventions with quality patents – those that will stand up in court. Get to know him sooner rather than later.

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TPL’S creativity and persistence with examiners helped us to salvage numerous matters

I and my team have appreciated the work of Craige Thompson and his team at TPL over a number of years. TPL’s initial work and flexibility on non-prosecution fronts helped us immensely at a number of key times. TPL’S availability, creativity and careful claim drafting pushed a host of critical inventions into patent applications that are now on file around the globe, and TPL’S creativity and persistence with examiners helped us to salvage numerous matters that were not drafted at a 'litigation quality' level.

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Craige Thompson was unquestionably the best

While I worked with some really good patent lawyers when I was at Gillette, Craige Thompson (from Fish & Richardson at the time) was unquestionably the best. Absolutely incisive in understanding the details of invention disclosure in complex areas of engineering and physics. A great communicator, he asks good questions and listens to answers, and explains patent law to laypeople with great clarity and skill. An expert in drafting patents that have no loopholes. I hired Thompson Law 10 years later, and got the Craige Thompson of old, plus more people like him. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

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I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to protect their intellectual property

Craige and his team worked very thoroughly and efficiently to expertly draft my patent filing documents. His documentation clearly reflected his commanding grasp on the complexities and nuances of my project with great detail. It was a pleasure working with such a great team and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to protect their intellectual property.

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clients benefited not only from his skill and attention to detail, but also from his ability to get the most out of others

Craige was one of the first attorneys that I worked for after joining Fish and Richardson as a staff engineer and I subsequently worked with him on many projects. Craige is very detail-oriented, but always aware of the larger picture.

During every project that I worked with him on, he was always willing to take the extra time to explain not only the details that I needed to know to perform my task, but also the larger picture to which my task was contributing. I believe that this allowed me to provide a superior work product to him. I would like to think that his clients benefited not only from his skill and attention to detail, but also from his ability to get the most out of others.

Eric Johnson , Biomedical R&D Engineer at CHF Solution
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Craige actually took the time to help me understand what I was doing and the logic and law behind it

Craige gives a great amount of attention to detail, no matter how much he has on his plate at the time. Even when his superiors were ensuring that his desk was literally piled so high with work that I could hardly see him across it, he continued to plow though the pile giving each and every matter the same careful consideration it deserved. I doubt that any client of Craige’s will ever be unhappy with the amount of value they will receive from him.

Craige was also a great mentor to me at a time when I was completely switching careers and literally had no idea what I was doing. Whereas many of the other attorneys I worked for simply handed me (the cheap labor) marching orders, Craige actually took the time to help me understand what I was doing and the logic and law behind it. I benefited immensely from the knowledge I gained from him.

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Craige's background and formidable skill have allowed him to write several strong patents for us

The depth of Craige's background and formidable skill have allowed him to write several strong patents for us. We know because attempts to infringe or defeat them have failed.

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Craige is very personable and engaging, thus allowing for a greater freedom & exploration of ideas

Utilizing his prior experiences in both the fields of patents and technology engineering, Craige provided excellent and invaluable, creative engineering insight which accelerated the process and ensured we had clear, thorough and broad descriptions as well as wide ranging claims of invention design & features. In addition to pre-empting & addressing examiner’s potential questions & issues, Craige is very personable and engaging, thus allowing for a greater freedom & exploration of ideas as well as efficiently completing the process.

Bernie Watson , Business Development Manager at Synerject LLC
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His firm's work is very precise!

I hired Craige's firm in tandem with an attorney in NY based on the recommendation of a partner at Barton LLP who understood that I needed representation at a reasonable cost without losing the expertise of an experienced attorney.

Craige's attention to detail along with his associates work on our patent application was so well done that when we were singed on by the #1 tech law firm in the country prior to our first seed funding they were very impressed with what Craige's form had accomplished for us.

His pricing is reasonable for a start up that's bootstrapping or for individuals with a patentable idea. He's very experienced in the process of originating the details of the application.

His firm's work is very precise!

Francois ,
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Craige and his office were a valuable tool for me while getting a patent

Craige and his office were a valuable tool for me while getting a patent. I was advised on decisions making, and when the decisions were made, he was right there to put it together for me. Thank you.

Lois Tollefson ,
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Craige turned a complicated process into one of ease

Craige was a pleasure to work with. His experience in patent law is hard to match and it shows. This was my first patent and Craige turned a complicated process into one of ease. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a patent. Thanks again Craige!

Matt Barnes , Owner/CEO of Hundred to One Technology
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His knowledge of patent and copyright law is superb

Craige is the best. His knowledge of patent and copyright law is superb, and he's also just a good person. Good talent and good people are hard to find when it comes to finding a good lawyer.

Dan Weber ,
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We feel comfortable that we have an offensive strategy for future protection if ever needed

The Thompson Law team has been incredible to work with. We had a tough product similar to another company and Craige and his team helped us to find a way to get the patent through the patent office in a very timely manner and in a way that we feel comfortable that we have an offensive strategy for future protection if ever needed.

I absolutely recommend the Thompson Law company.

Matt Kriser , Trugard Systems, LLC
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Outstanding professional

I highly recommend Craige. Outstanding professional.

Erik North ,
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Very helpful and knowledgeable

Very helpful and knowledgeable

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