As a trial attorney, Peter knows that intellectual property enforcement and defense helps clients successfully compete in the marketplace.
Peter focuses on 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 has also successfully advised 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, and healthcare industries.
Peter also serves as 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. The following are some of his representative cases:
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.
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.