Professorial Lecturer in Law
Craig Walter is an associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, where he focuses on patent litigation before U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Additionally, Mr. Walter handles appeals before the Federal Circuit as well as post-issuance proceedings before the USPTO. Prior to rejoining Finnegan, he clerked for the Honorable Sharon Prost, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Walter also clerked for the Honorable Roy Payne in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and he served as acting law clerk to the Honorable Rodney Gilstrap for several patent jury trials during this clerkship. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a semiconductor product engineer for Lucent Technologies, focusing on the improvement of integrated circuits incorporated into hard disk drives. Mr. Walter additionally worked as a patent examiner at the USPTO, examining applications in the computer memory arts and serving as a trainer in the USPTO's Patent Training Academy. Mr. Walter earned a BS in computer engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, a BS in physics from West Chester University, and a JD from the University of Houston Law Center.