Craig Buschmann

Craig advises clients on how to best protect and exploit their valuable intellectual property, whether through patent, trademark, or copyright. In addition, he drafts and guides clients’ patent and trademark applications through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as well as international patent and trademark offices. Craig also advises and participates in complex patent, trademark and licensing litigation.

Craig's experience includes the area of mechanical and electromechanical technology in the areas of oil and gas exploration and processing, aerospace, automotive, construction equipment and heavy machinery, sporting goods, medical devices, semiconductors and semiconductor packaging.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Craig spent several years working for Schlumberger Oilfield Services as a field engineer on projects in Bolivia, Barbados and the Gulf of Mexico. He also has practical engineering experience earned with GE Medical Systems and Johnson Controls’ Automotive Systems Group.

  • J.D.,
    Boston University School of Law, 2005
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
    University of Michigan, 1998
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Utah
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Salt Lake City, Utah
Counsel, July 2011-Present

Holme Roberts & Owen, Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Associate, 2006-2011

Trask Britt, Salt Lake City, Utah
Associate and Summer Associate, 2004-2006

Experience | Non-Legal

Schlumberger, Ltd., Lafayette, Louisiana
Drilling Services/PERFORM Engineer, 1998-2002

GE Medical Systems, Waukesha Wisconsin
Manufacturing Engineer Intern, 1997

Johnson Controls, Inc., Plymouth, Michigan
Test Engineer Intern, 1995-1996

Forward Thinking
December 21, 2016

The Supreme Court has agreed to review the Federal Circuit’s decision in VE Holding Corp. v. Johnson Gas Appliance Co...

August 23, 2016

Craig Buschmann and Linda Nattler present, “Diving into the (Patent) Pool & Specification and Claim Drafting to Avoid Indefiniteness.” ...

in the media
May 26, 2016
On May 26,2016, Brinks Gilson & Lione counsel Craig Buschmann discusses Tesla's patent strategy for an article for TechCrunch. Click here to read more.
in the media
March 31, 2016
On March 31, 2016 Craig Buschmann's article, "A Review Of Automaker Patent Licensing Strategies" was published by Law360. Click here to read more. 
June 23, 2015
On June 16, 2015 the Federal Circuit decided en banc to overturn a panel decision of the Federal Circuit that held the term “module” in the context of a computer software patent did not invoke means-plus-function claiming under 35 U.S.C. ...
November 06, 2014
Brinks' Craig Buschmann (SLC) recently published an article, 'Four Years? Capture Your Competitive Advantage Now!' discussing how to obtaining a patent quickly by using the prioritized examination process established at USPTO by the ...
  • "Diving into the (Patent) PoolA Comparative Review of Automakers' Licensing Strategies," Speaker, Brinks Gilson & Lione Webinar, August 23, 2016

  • “IP Protection: When to File Patents,” Energize 2013: Sustainable Energy Summit for the Mountain West,  Snowbird, Utah, April 11, 2013
  • "America Invents Act: What You Should Be Doing Now – Part Two," Brinks Gilson & Lione Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 6, 2013
Representative Matters
  • Seirus Innovative Accessories v. Do-Gree Fashions Ltd., No. 2:05-cv-355 (D. Utah 2007-2008). Represented Seirus in multiple-patent case and trade dress relating to skiwear, which settled favorably for the client before the pending motions for summary judgment of non-infringement were decided.
  • Google Inc. v. Pacific Web Works, Inc., et al. (D. Utah 2009-2010). Represented the plaintiff in a trademark infringement and trademark dilution action related to activities intended to defraud consumers.  The action settled favorably for the client during the discovery phase.
Press Releases & Events
August 23, 2016

CHICAGO—Craig Buschmann and Gerlinde (Linda) Nattler, attorneys at intellectual property law firm Brinks Gilson...

August 23, 2016

On August 23, at 12:00 PM (CST) Craig Buschmann and Linda Nattler will be speaking at ...

July 02, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY—Ryan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann, attorneys in the Salt Lake City office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, have again been included in the 2015 Super Lawyers Mountain States list, the rating service's annual regional listing ...
January 14, 2014
CHICAGO -- Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the nation’s largest intellectual property law firms, has announced the 2014 chairpersons of its legal and industry practice groups and geographic task forces. The firm added a new practice group ...
July 11, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY—Ryan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann, attorneys in the Salt Lake office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property firms in the country, have again been recognized by Super Lawyers in 2013. Mr. ...
April 11, 2013
On April 11, Craig Buschmann will be presenting “IP Protection: When to File Patents,”  at Energize 2013: Sustainable Energy Summit for the Mountain West in Snowbird, UT
February 6, 2013
On February 6, Ryan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann will be speaking about the effects the AIA could have on your business at Brinks Gilson & Lione in Salt Lake City, UT. The session will cover: Supplemental Examination - There is now ...
January 15, 2013
CHICAGO – Brinks Gilson & Lione has added four new attorneys as chairs of its firm-wide practice groups and formed two new task forces to focus on intellectual property legal services to clients in Germany and Brazil. Appointees include ...
June 18, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY – Super Lawyers magazine has named Ryan L. Marshall and Craig Buschmann in the Salt Lake City office of Brinks Gilson & Lione, as “Rising Stars” in the Mountain States in the area of intellectual property law. ...
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Intellectual Property, 2010-2015
  • American Bar Association: Intellectual Property and Litigation Sections
  • Health Environmental Alliance Utah (HEAL Utah) - Special Advisor to the Board on Energy Issues
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association: Director-at-Large, Salt Lake City Chapter, 2006-Present
  • Utah Legal Elite – Rising Star, Intellectual Property, 2008, 2010 and 2011
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers, Salt Lake Section: Treasurer and former chairman. Board member since 2007
  • Salt Lake and Central Utah Bar Associations
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers - Salt Lake Section
    • Board Member - Present
    • Chairman - Former
    • Treasurer - Former
    • Secretary - Former
  • University of Michigan Rowing Team, 1993-1996
  • Utah State Bar Intellectual Property Section
  • Utah State Bar Litigation Section
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