Craig Lytle

Craig P. Lytle

Senior Attorney
Craig P. Lytle
Washington, DC
+1 202 346 4310

Craig Lytle is a Senior Attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation practice. His practice focuses primarily on patent and trade secret litigation. He is an experienced trial attorney having participated in three jury trials and two bench trials. He has experience in all stages of litigation from pleadings through trial – including assisting with the obtainment of one of the largest jury verdicts ever in a trade secrets case.


Craig’s litigation experience extends across a diverse range of technologies including Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) generic pharmaceuticals, fluid transfer, wired and wireless telecommunications, mobile applications, optics, automotive braking systems, polymer fibers, and telematics. He has been involved in a variety of litigations – from large international corporation defendants to small innovative company plaintiffs.

Craig has drafted pleadings, discovery requests and responses, discovery motions, claim construction briefs, summary judgment motions, and IPR petitions. He has also worked extensively with experts in developing expert reports. He also has experience preparing fact and expert witnesses for deposition and trial testimony, taking and defending fact depositions and expert witness depositions, and conducting direct and cross-examinations of expert witnesses at trial. In the patent specific arena, he has developed claim construction positions, non-infringement positions, and invalidity positions. In the trade secret arena, he has crafted trade secret descriptions and has rebutted public disclosure and independent development defenses.

Professional Activities

Board of Directors, Alexandria Little League, Alexandria, VA

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, most recently Craig was a legal analyst for a start-up product covering the pharmaceutical industry at the financial subscription service Reorg. Prior to that, he was an associate at Crowell & Moring LLP.

Prior to attending law school, Craig worked as a patent examiner at the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in the art of semiconductor processing. After leaving the USPTO, Craig worked as a patent agent before and during law school where his practice focused primarily on patent prosecution and procurement.




George Mason University School of Law

(cum laude)

BSChemical Engineering2000

The Ohio State University

(summa cum laude)



  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)


  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Recognition & Awards

Craig has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in Intellectual Property.