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Craig Weiss

Patent application Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

4.9   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1999
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About Craig

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Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    I draft and prosecute patent applications through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and advise clients on the best and broadest way to protect their intellectual property.

    25 years

  2. Gaming
    I have drafted dozens of gaming related patent applications. I have also been a panelist at the G2E conference in Las Vegas, the world's largest gaming conference.

    25 years

  3. Copyright application
    I advise clients on the appropriate times to consider filing for copyright registration as opposed to or in addition to patent protection.

    25 years

  4. Intellectual property
    I advise clients in all areas of intellectual property: patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret in order to provide them with the best possible protection for their intellectual property.

    25 years, 100 cases

  5. Patent infringement
    I advise clients on their potential exposure to a claim of patent infringement as well as whether or not they have a patent infringement claim and how to pursue it.

    25 years

  6. Trademark application
    I advise clients on when it is best to pursue trademark protection either in place of patent protection or in addition to it.

    25 years

  7. Trademark infringement
    I advise clients on how to defend a case of trademark infringement or how to pursue someone who has infringed their trademark in consultation with my firm's team of highly specialized intellectual property attorneys.

    25 years

  8. Copyright infringement
    I advise clients on the appropriate strategy for dealing with a copyright infringement matter in consultation with the attorneys I work with who specialize in intellectual property litigation

    25 years

  9. Licensing
    I advise clients on the best way to license their intellectual property in consultation with my firm's experienced intellectual property attorneys.

    25 years

Craig Weiss, a U.S. Registered Patent Attorney and partner with the firm of Weiss & Moy, P.C., specializes in patent application preparation and patent prosecution. Based in the firm's Scottsdale office, Mr. Weiss prosecutes patent applications for a wide variety of products, components and technologies, and has particular expertise in the gaming, medical device, mechanical, ecommerce and business method areas. Mr. Weiss has a technical background in the area of biology. Mr. Weiss focuses on international patent law issues, and in 2000 and 2001 practiced in Israel. He is also the sole or co-inventor of three U.S. Patents (5,984,951, 5,117,823 and 4,834,377).

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Weiss & Moy, P.C.
4204 N Brown Ave
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251-3914
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3753 Howard Hughes Parkway
Las Vegas, NV, 89169
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1101 14th St., N.W.
Suite 500
Washington, DC, 20005
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1209 23rd St.
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266
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40 Pearl Street, NW
Suite 920
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
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Posted by Gary | October 19, 2010
The real deal
What a pleasure it was to work with Craig. His expertise and personable style is the perfect balance. Thank you Craig!
Posted by Brad | February 19, 2010
Craig Weiss IP Attorney
I and my family have used Craig Weiss as an attorney several times over the past 7 years for patent work and IP consultation. We will use him in the future and would highly recommend him. We have found him to be extremely knowledgable and responsive, but I think the thing that we have valued the most in our relationship with him has been his frank candor and collaborative style. He asks insightful questions, listens to our answers and draws on his years of experience to help us understand different ways to view what we are working on, which helps us hone our ideas.
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Posted by Vincent | February 17, 2010
President of Zen Gaming Inc.
For years I have entrusted in the services of the Weiss & Moi group. They have overperformed and have been one of the best law firms I have ever worked with. I am very happy to say that they have been successful at getting numerous patents issued for our group of companies.
Posted by Adam | December 30, 2009
Craig Weiss exceeded my lofty expectations at every juncture of his handling of my matter!
As an attorney, I have extremely high standards for those who handle my own legal affairs. Congratulations to Craig for exceeding my expectations and setting an even higher bar. Craig diligently handled the prosecution of my gaming patent. He is not only incredibly responsive, he is incredibly knowledgable. I look forward to sending him my clients who are in need of a true IP expert.
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Posted by Jeremy | December 30, 2009
World class patent attorney
Craig Weiss is one of the most brilliant people I have ever known. I first met him several years ago when I hired him to write a patent for a new casino game I had invented. Not only did he write an airtight patent in which every single claim was approved by the US Patent Office, he also kept me involved in and apprised of every step of the process. He is always easy to get a hold of and is always willing to answer any questions or concerns. He has a knack for making even the most abstruse and confusing concepts easy to understand. His father, Harry Weiss, was a legend in the field of intellectual property law. Having worked for his father for years, Craig benefitted from Harry's 50+ years of IP law experience. This, combined with Craig's own very impressive body of work, give him an astounding wealth of knowledge, both legal and technical. Not only is Craig brilliant, he is also a wonderful person who truly cares about his clients best interests. I have used his services several times since that first patent application, and will continue to do so whenever I have the need. I would STRONGLY recommend him to anyone looking for a good patent attorney.
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Posted by Dr. David F Hull Jr. | December 17, 2009
Chairman & CEO D Franklin Group
I know Craig Weiss as A client - an exceedingly pleased client .... and I am relatively sophisticated about patent processes both personally and professionally. Craig has processed a patent application for my partner - which was received in record time at nominal expense comparatively. Then I recommended Craig to the CEO of a firm who is a close personal friend - and who was being told by a high-powered west coast firm that the patent process would take in excess of a year and over $100,000 - Craig had my friend's patent in hand in less than 90 days and at a small fraction of the suggested cost. One unique aspect of Craig's work (at least to me in my fairly extensive experience in dealing with patent matters), once he has assessed the intellectual property, he provides a flat fee in advance to complete the process. That approach has been very comforting in that no one likes to see the "hourly fee clock ticking" toward seemingly endless legal expenses. I cannot commend Craig Weiss highly enough. Beyond his many patent successes, he is attentive to his clients, fun to be around, great to work with, available if and as needed, on task and on time, well staffed - and quite simply - I would just end by saying that - all things considered - he is the among a small few who are the absolute best at this legal art form.
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Posted by Lowell | December 20, 2009
ScopeOut Mirrors patent
Craig was great to work with and very professional. He was able to obtain several patents for me. I would strongly recommend him to anyone.
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AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • JCJ Capital Partners LLC
  • 2007 - Present


  • Arizona State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Head restraint device and method therefor
  • Obtained U.S. Patent from Patent Office
  • Safety bumper system and method
  • Obtained U.S. Patent from Patent Office
  • Poker-type card game and method therefor
  • Obtained U.S. Patent from Patent Office


  • Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Vistage
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • International Masters of Gaming Law
  • General Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Patent Attorney
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Center for Advanced Middle East Studies
  • Senior Fellow
  • 2005 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Founding Member
  • Vistage
  • 2010


  • World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies
  • Israel
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Intellectual Property CLE
  • Intellectual Property 101
  • 2009
  • G2E Global Gaming Expo
  • Intellectual Property Staying Ahead of the Game
  • 2008
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Intellectual Property 101
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Craig Weiss for many years, and I would strongly endorse his legal services for any patent application matters or other intellectual property issues. Craig is very friendly and personable. Most importantly, he has the ability to deal with complicated legal matters in a very straightforward, professional, and detail-oriented manner. He has my strongest recommendation."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When looking to refer client's to a lawyer who specializes in an area outside of that which I practice, I look for an attorney who I would use myself. I found that in Craig. He is extremely attentive to client matters, and handles himself with the professionalism and courtesy I would expect for my client's to receive. Highly recommended!!"
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Craig and his firm. I have referred a number of my clients to Craig, and he has consistently treated them professionally, fairly, and efficiently. I know Craig to be both honest and realistic, two of the most important traits an attorney can possess. Craig earns my highest recommendation."
Patent application Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He has assisted several clients we referred him, and they have called to thank me for referring them to such an upstanding and diligent attorney. I would highly recommend Craig Weiss to anyone needing an attorney specializing in Intellectual Property."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Craig on many projects involving both simple and complex intellectual property maters over many years. In all cases, Craig has proven to be a smart, focused, honest, and value focused counselor to his clients. He is highly knowledgeable and skilled and I highly recommend Craig and his firm."