Peter is a trial attorney who leads teams in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and commercial litigation as well as contested matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes reviews. He also advises clients in portfolio analysis and licensing matters. He represents clients in the electronics, software, medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, engineering, water resources, packaging, semiconductor, telecommunications, fashion, outdoor equipment and clothing, hardware, venture capital, private equity, and healthcare industries.
Peter is the firm’s Assistant General Counsel and performs pro bono trademark and litigation work for nonprofit organizations. He enjoys outdoor activities, skiing, and spending time with his family.
Peter has successfully represented clients in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, commercial, and other disputes. Representative cases include:
Cocona, Inc. v. VF Outdoor, LLC (D. Colo.). Currently defending VF Outdoor from patent infringement claims asserted against The North Face® products including breathable materials.
Coalition for Affordable Drugs X, LLC v. Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PTAB). Led trial team in three consolidated inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Invalidated the two listed Orange Book patents at issue for FDA-approved antifungal drug.
CML&J, LLC v. MillerCoors LLC (D. Conn.) and Emanuele v. MillerCoors LLC and Ball Metal Beverage Container Corp. (D. Colo.). Successfully defended MillerCoors and Ball from patent infringement claims asserted against Miller Lite® and Miller Genuine Draft® beer cans having the Punch Top™ can end.
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. v. Medtronic, Inc. (E.D. Va.). Defended Medtronic from patent infringement claims asserted by competitor against Medtronic stent-grafts. Patent held not infringed. Affirmed on appeal.
SelfLink, LLC v. BRK Brands, Inc. (D. Colo.). Defended manufacturer of radio-frequency (RF) networked devices from 48 asserted patent infringement claims. Case dismissed.
City of Aurora, Colorado v. PS Systems, Inc. (D. Colo.). Enforced patent infringement claims against water storage project.
Brooke Hollow, Inc. d/b/a Gwyneth Shoes v. Antebi Footwear Group, LLC and Paris Hilton (W.D. Wash.). Enforced patent and trademark infringement claims involving shoe design and logo.
Martin Engineering Company (D. Colo.). Defended Martin from patent infringement claims directed to industrial dust control systems. Patents held not infringed, invalid, and procured by inequitable conduct.
Timeline, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. (W.D. Wash.). Defended Microsoft from patent infringement and contract claims involving database software.
Constar International, Inc. v. Ball Plastic Container Corp. (W.D. Wis.). Defended Ball from patent infringement claims involving oxygen scavenging polymers for use in beverage containers.
Motorola, Inc. and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. v. Micron Technology, Inc. (W.D. Tex.). Represented Motorola and Freescale in large case involving numerous patents directed to semiconductor circuitry and processing.
Carefree/Scott Fetzer Company v. Lippert Components, Inc. (D. Colo.). Defended recreational vehicle component manufacturer from trade dress infringement claims.
Crocs, Inc. v. Inter-Pacific Trading, Inc. (D. Colo.). Defended importer of casual footwear from patent infringement and trade dress claims in district court and International Trade Commission cases.
Gennie Shifter, LLC v. Lokar, Inc. (D. Colo.). Enforced trademark and copyright infringement claims against competitor.
Sportsman's Warehouse v. LeBlanc v. Fair (D. Colo.). Defended wildlife artist from copyright infringement claims. Case dismissed on summary judgment.
Creative Research & Development, Inc. v. Amesbury Group, Inc. (Washington County District Court, Minnesota). Successfully defended window hardware manufacturer in two-week trial. Plaintiffs claimed $72 million in damages, plus punitive damages. Judgment entered in favor of client on all claims.
Junction Solutions, Inc. v. MBS Dev, Inc. (N.D. Ill & D. Colo.). Represented MBS Dev in three trade secret cases involving customized Microsoft Dynamics AX source code. Defeated motion for temporary restraining order.
Ischemia Technologies, Inc. v. DMI BioSciences, Inc. (District Court, Denver, Colorado). Defended biotechnology company from misappropriation of trade secret claims directed to biomarker for ischemia. Defeated motion for preliminary injunction after week-long trial.
Grynberg v. Ernst & Young LLP (D. Wyo.). Defended auditor from False Claims Act allegations that it should have detected alleged underreporting of gas royalties to federal government. Case dismissed.
Mason Companies, Inc. v. DAZ Systems, Inc. (W.D. Wisc.) and DAZ Systems, Inc. v. Mason Companies, Inc. (American Arbitration Association). Prosecuted and defended claims arising from ERP software implementation project.
U.S. v. Petersen (D. Colo.). Obtained acquittal of individual charged with illegal possession of a firearm.