Craig S. Krummen

Craig S. Krummen

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Craig S. Krummen represents clients in complex commercial litigation and in intellectual property litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Craig tries cases in federal and state courts across the country, advising on litigation and case resolution options at each stage of litigation. Foundational to his trial preparation is developing strategies that support and add value to clients’ business objectives and allay both their legal and business concerns.

Concentrations

  • Copyright litigation
  • Patent litigation
  • Trademark litigation
  • Trade secrets litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation

Expertise

Erfahrung

  • Trial counsel for Kuryakyn Holdings, Inc., a company that distributes and sells after-market products for motorcycles, in a breach of contract case against a former designer of motorcycle lighting products, Just In Time Distribution Company. Just In Time initiated a suit in California alleging RICO violations, fraud, and breach of the parties’ licensing agreement, and claiming damages in excess of $3 million. Kuryakyn initiated a separate suit in Wisconsin alleging breach of the parties’ licensing agreement and seeking damages of approximately $2 million. The cases were consolidated in federal court in the Western District of Wisconsin, and the case proceeded to a jury trial to decide the liability claims. The jury awarded a complete verdict on all liability claims in favor of Kuryakyn.°
  • Trial counsel for Marvin Lumber and Cedar Company in a national case against a wood preservative manufacturer. Following a four-month trial, the jury awarded a $135.8 million verdict in favor of Marvin, which exceeded $150 million when the court added an interest award. The trial verdict was recognized by the National Law Journal in its annual list of Top 100 Verdicts.°
  • Trial counsel for Inspired Technologies, Inc., in a complex case involving improper use of confidential information of paint block technology. Following a trial, a jury rendered a $13.15 million in favor of Inspired Technologies, which was subjected to a remittitur order, a new trial, and a settlement. The trial victory was covered in IP Law360.°
  • Trial counsel for Rottlund Homes, Inc., in a case against a national builder for copyright infringement of architectural designs and works, and Rottlund Homes sought damages of more than $30 million. After a four-week trial and an appeal, the matter settled pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement.°
  • Defense counsel for Marvin Windows, Inc. in a patent infringement case captioned Variant, Inc. v. Sub-Zero, Inc., Marvin Windows, Inc., et al. Achieved complete dismissal of the case with no payment made to the plaintiff.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Krummen prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Vice President and Deputy Counsel, Marvin Windows, 2005-2006

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, “Commercial Litigation,” 2013-2020
  • Benchmark Litigation, 2014-2018
    • Listed, “Local Litigation Star,” 2015-2018
    • Listed, “Future Star,” 2014
  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, “IP Stars,” 2014-2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2003-2005 and 2014-2019
  • Selected, Minnesota Lawyer, “Attorney of the Year,” 2010
  • Honoree, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, “Forty Under 40,” 2007
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association

Ausbildung

Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., with high distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 1995
    • Member, Iowa Law Review
  • B.B.A., with honors, Iowa State University, 1990
Zulassung
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit