Craig A. Simmermon Attorney at Law

Personal attention from an attorney with real-world experience

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Firm Overview

Businesses and individuals need a skilled lawyer when dealing with a patent, trademark or other intellectual property issue. That is why they trust Craig A. Simmermon, Attorney at Law to protect their interests. Mr. Simmermon has spent decades in technical industries and sales. He uses this experience to understand his clients' business goals. He also has the legal knowledge necessary to prosecute patents and trademarks, or to defend intellectual property against erroneous claims made by third parties.

When clients come to attorney Craig Simmermon's Sacramento law office, they receive personal attention from Mr. Simmermon himself. He takes pride in being easily accessible and works directly with clients to ensure they get the attention they deserve.

Mr. Simmermon's services:
Mr. Simmermon helps clients bridge the gap between having a concept for a product and turning that idea into a reality. He offers high-quality representation when:
-Prosecuting patent and trademark applications
-Negotiating and drafting licensing agreements
-Litigating disputes

Additionally, Mr. Simmermon provides assistance to existing clients in business, licensing and contracts law as related to their intellectual property matters. He has an in-depth understanding of medical devices, mechanical devices, process patents, computer-driven devices, computer law and consumer products.

Cost-effective, comprehensive legal counsel in Sacramento and beyond:
Cost-effective representation is only a phone call away with Craig A. Simmermon, Attorney at Law. Clients who come to Mr. Simmermon do not pay steep overhead costs associated with large law firms and the hierarchies of employees clients must go through before actually speaking to a lawyer there. Mr. Simmermon's policy of providing personal attention translates into efficient service and ultimately results in the timely resolution of any legal issues.

Craig A. Simmermon, Attorney at Law serves clients throughout California and across the United States.
Main Office

Main Office
980 Ninth Street
Sixteenth Floor
Sacramento  CA  95814

Phone
  • (916) 878-6656
Fax
  • (916) 290-0129
Intellectual Property
The law office of Craig A. Simmermon, Attorney at Law offers high-quality legal representation to companies and individuals in intellectual property matters.
Craig Simmermon has a thorough understanding of U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. District Court patent law trends, and he uses this knowledge to his clients' advantage when dealing with any patent, trademark or intellectual property matter.

Craig Simmermon's practice can be broken down into three distinct groupings:
-Patent and trademark application prosecution
-Licensing agreement negotiation and drafting
-Dispute litigation

Prosecuting applications:
Mr. Simmermon has particular knowledge of medical devices, mechanical devices, process patents, computer-driven devices, computer law and consumer products. He puts his unique background to use when helping clients prosecute a patent or trademark his extensive business experience has given him an understanding of what really matters commercially as related to the technical nature of products that few other intellectual property attorneys can offer. Using tried-and-true strategies, Mr. Simmermon quickly drafts applications and responses to actions. His goal is to protect his clients' interests and meet their needs every step of the way.

Licensing agreements:
Mr. Simmermon provides legal assistance to clients who wish to create licensing agreements for trademarks and patents. He works with clients to tailor the particular license that is best for the situation, diligently reviews paperwork to make sure terms and conditions are legally accurate and cover all necessary topics, and works efficiently and strategically with the other party to amend and execute the agreement. He also carefully reviews documents with clients and answers any questions in layman's terms to make sure they understand their rights under any particular licensing agreement.

Litigation representation:
Patents and trademarks become embroiled in legal battles when parties violate agreements, infringe upon the intellectual property of others, or face accusations of infringement. When clients need to protect their property or defend against such claims, Craig Simmermon is a strong advocate for their rights and a diligent representative in court. Mr. Simmermon stays with clients throughout the entirety of their disputes, seeing cases through the appellate court process if necessary. He frequently handles patent infringement and trademark infringement cases before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and district courts.

Craig A. Simmermon

Craig A. Simmermon's legal practice is the culmination of extensive experience and knowledge from technical and business industries combined with a rigorous study of the law. He provides professional, cost-effective service to businesses and individuals seeking to prosecute applications for patents and trademarks or to level charges against other parties when their intellectual property rights are infringed upon. While he handles a wide range of intellectual property matters, much of his work focuses on trademark and patent-related issues. He is admitted to practice in California, before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Simmermon is exceptionally well educated and has real-world business experience. In addition to his legal degree, he has degrees in physics, mechanical engineering, aerospace science and information systems. He worked as a sales representative and engineer for 15 years, garnering extensive experience in the multinational plastic business arena. His understanding of the technical nature of many products is an invaluable asset to clients as they turn product prototypes into viable business opportunities.

Practice areas:
-Patents
-Trademarks
-Licensing agreements
-Intellectual property litigation
-Patent infringement
-Trademark infringement

Education:
-University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2007
-Intellectual Property Concentration
-California State University, M.B.A., 2003
-Information Systems Concentration
-University of Rochester, M.S. in Aerospace Sciences, 1991
-Lehigh University, B.S. in Engineering Physics, 1989

Admissions:
-United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2006
-California, 2008
-California Superior Court, 2008
-U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2009

Professional associations:
-Sacramento County Bar Association
-Intellectual Property Law Section
-Business Law Section
-State Bar of California
-American Intellectual Property Law Association
-American Bar Association
Education
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2007
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