- Information Technology, New Media and Advertising
- Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Technology Protection
- Privacy & Data Security
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1997
- University of Notre Dame, M.A., 1990
- Bowling Green State University, B.A., 1988, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
Craig is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the technology and intellectual property group. He has counseled purchasers, vendors, manufacturers and users in all aspects of technology transactions and has assisted clients in software, computer, e-commerce, copyright, database, mobile application and confidentiality matters.
Career highlights include:
- Structuring and negotiating major retailers’ website platforming and e-commerce agreements
- Representing a major financial institution in obtaining mobile e-commerce banking solutions and fraud protections from a major vendor
- Counseling multiple clients when acquiring, selling, protecting and escrowing intellectual property in commercial, lending and corporate transactions
- Drafting variety of form contracts for technology service providers, including consultants, credit card payment gateways, on-line merchants, and digital signage network providers
- Representing numerous non-technology companies in acquiring software licenses and development, customization, installation and hosting services from key industry vendors
- Serving as counsel to resellers and distributors of technology services and products
- Advising and coordinating multiple clients’ IT contracting
Craig is AV-rated Preeminent (4.9 of 5.0) by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest peer review rating of legal ability and ethical standards.
Craig is a member of the Columbus Intellectual Property Law Association.
Craig has published articles on technology contracting with InformationWeek in July 2014, with Law360 in August 2014 and with The Licensing Journal in December 2014.
Craig received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He received his M.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his B.A. summa cum laude from Bowling Green State University where he was Phi Beta Kappa.
Professional and Community Activities
- Mental Health America of Franklin County, Board of Trustees, 2009-present
- Children's Hunger Alliance, Governing Board Member, 2014-present; Advancement Committee, 2010-2014
- TechColumbus, Member and Sponsor
- Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Board of Trustees, 2003-2005
Honors & Awards
- Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus, 2011-2018
- Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Intellectual Property, 2005-2006
- Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated
- 1/29/2021Vorys Advises Worthington Industries, Inc. with Acquisition of Business Segment from General Tools & Instruments Company LLCVorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP recently advised Worthington Industries, Inc. in connection with the acquisition by its Pressure Cylinders segment of General Tools & Instruments Company LLC (General Tools), a provider of feature-rich, specialized tools in various categories including environmental health & safety, precision measurement & layout, home repair & remodel, lawn & garden and specific purpose tools.
- 3/28/2017This year, 54 Vorys attorneys were listed in the 2017 Columbus CEO “Top Lawyers” List.
- 8/1/2014Vorys Advises Worthington Industries In Acquisition of Business of Midstream Equipment Fabrication LLCVorys recently advised Worthington Industries, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of the business of Midstream Equipment Fabrication LLC for a purchase price of $40 million.
- 7/17/2014Craig Auge, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the technology and intellectual property group, coordinated with InformationWeek to develop a slideshow on 8 common “gotchas” in technology contracting.
- 12/18/2018Craig was a speaker at the “CO-ACC Practice Pointers Workshop on Drafting for High Risk Data Security Transactions and How to Use SOC Reports” workshop that Vorys hosted in December 2018.
- 9/20/2018Vorys Partner Craig Auge gave a presentation to CISO titled “Security-Related Provisions in Cloud Service Provider Contracts” on September 20, 2018.
- 6/8/2017Vorys Partner Craig Auge gave a presentation titled "Cloud Contracting Overview" on June 8, 2017.
- 4/30/2015Vorys attorneys Craig Auge, Jason Elvers, Chris Ingram, John Landolfi and Eric Whisler presented at the Advertising & Marketing Law 2015 CLE hosted by the Central Ohio Chapter – Association of Corporate Counsel on April 30, 2015.
- 12/3/2013Vorys attorneys Craig Auge, Anker Bell, Jason Elvers and Eric Whisler spoke at the Technology and Software Seminar hosted by GBQ Partners on December 3.
- 2/26/2013Brand-Standing – Practical Advice to Protect Your Trademarks and Brands in E-Commerce, Social Media, and Business TransactionsTechColumbus Business Breakfast Series presented an informative session with Vorys attorneys Rick Donnell and Craig Auge.
- 12/5/2012Because That’s Where the Money Is: Identifying and Protecting Your Patents, Copyrights, Trade Secrets and Other IPVorys attorneys Craig Auge and Ari Zytcer spoke at the TechColumbus Business Breakfast Series regarding intellectual property.
- 11/8/2012Vorys attorneys Craig Auge and Dan Clark presented on employment law and technology at the TechColumbus HR Executive Forum on November 8, 2012 at the Polaris Brio.
- 11/20/2018Earlier this month, Ohio legislation became effective that removes doubt as to the enforceability of electronic signatures, records, and contracts that are secured through blockchain technology. The amendment makes Ohio one of only a few states to expressly identify blockchain technology in its laws – positioning Ohio as a blockchain-friendly state for a technology, around which both regulatory and business uncertainty loom due to its infancy and breadth of potential applications.
- 5/20/2014This is the 4th of 4 installments on tips when contracting for technology products and services. Every business runs at least in part on technology – and when contracting for technology products and services, the “gotchas” don’t discriminate based on size or industry.
- 5/7/2014This is the 3rd of 4 installments on tips when contracting for technology products and services. Every business runs at least in part on technology – and when contracting for technology products and services, the “gotchas” don’t discriminate based on size or industry.
- 4/10/2014This is the 2nd of 4 installments on tips when contracting for technology products and services. Every business runs at least in part on technology – and when contracting for technology products and services, the “gotchas” don’t discriminate based on size or industry.
- 4/3/2014This is the 1st of 4 installments on tips when contracting for technology products and services. Every business runs at least in part on technology – and, when contracting for technology products and services, the “gotchas” don’t discriminate based on size or industry.
- 10/16/2013Ease, simplicity, and low start-up costs are just some of the reasons customers turn to software-based "cloud" applications and services. This client outlines the risks associated with using these applications and provides possible solutions.