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Juris Doctor - Santa Clara University
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering - University of California, Riverside (graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Honors)

California State Bar
Supreme Court of the State of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
United States Patent and Trademark Office – Registered Patent Attorney

Mr. Jerry Crandall, Esq., specializes in domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution, intellectual property (IP) and product liability litigation, reexamination and interference proceedings, infringement opinions, and the provision of legal advice related to all aspects of IP protection.  He has worked with a wide range of clients, from Fortune 100 companies to smaller high technology start-ups, both foreign and domestic, and is able to effectively communicate with inventors, in-house counsel and foreign attorneys about any technical and legal issues that may arise.

Prior to founding the Crandall Patent Group, Mr. Crandall received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Riverside, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and with Honors, having published a thesis in the field of electromagnetics.  Mr. Crandall subsequently received his Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law, and has worked with a number of IP law firms located around the world, both in matters of patent prosecution and IP litigation.

Representative technologies in which Mr. Crandall has written and/or prosecuted patent applications include, but are not limited to, telecommunications, antenna design, fiber optics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology, electro-chemical sensors, chip manufacture, computer architecture, electronic data storage, magnetic data storage (e.g., hard disk drives (HDDs)), database management, data sharing (e.g., real-time streaming media and peer-to-peer (P2P) networks), data encryption, network security, statistical machine translation, digital image processing, geo-location (e.g., global positioning system (GPS)) technologies, electronic commerce and medical devices.


Languages spoken: English, Italian

Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 87%
    11 years
  2. Trademark Application: 13%
    11 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

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2033 Gateway Place
Suite 500
San Jose, CA, 95110


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Chancellor's AwardRegents of the University of CaliforniaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding Attorney and CEOCrandall Patent Group P.C.2010 - Present
Patent AttorneyLadas & Parry, LLP2008 - 2010
Patent AttorneyWagner Blecher, LLP2007 - 2008
Patent Agent / Law ClerkIntellectual Property Law Group, LLP2005 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
U.S. Patent Application No. 2010/0082659 A1Information Module Recommendation2010
U.S. Patent Application No. 2009/0248753 A1Database Management System Risk Assessment2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawJurisprudenceJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - RiversideElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A