Peter is a trial attorney who leads teams in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and commercial litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States. He has also successfully represented clients in inter partes review trials before the Patent and Trial Appeal Board. He also advises clients in licensing matters, including managing their enforcement and licensing programs and defending them from non-practicing entities. He represents clients in the electronics, software, medical device, automation, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, engineering, water resources, packaging, semiconductor, telecommunications, fashion, outdoor equipment and clothing, hardware, venture capital, private equity, hospitality, 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.
Cocona, Inc. v. VF Outdoor, LLC. Currently defending VF Outdoor from patent infringement claims asserted against The North Face® products including breathable materials. All asserted claims held unpatentable in inter partes review.Coalition for Affordable Drugs X, LLC v. Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Led trial team in three consolidated inter partes review proceedings.. Invalidated the two listed Orange Book patents at issue for FDA-approved antifungal drug.
CML&J, LLC v. MillerCoors LLC and Emanuele v. MillerCoors LLC and Ball Metal Beverage Container Corp.. Successfully defended MillerCoors and Ball from patent infringement claims asserted against Miller Lite® and Miller Genuine Draft® beer cans.
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. v. Medtronic, Inc. 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. Defended manufacturer of radio-frequency (RF) networked devices from 48 asserted patent infringement claims. Case dismissed.
Brooke Hollow, Inc. d/b/a Gwyneth Shoes v. Antebi Footwear Group, LLC and Paris Hilton. Enforced patent and trademark infringement claims involving shoe design and logo.
Martin Engineering Company. 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 . Defended Microsoft from patent infringement and breach of license agreement claims involving database software.
Constar International, Inc. v. Ball Plastic Container Corp. 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. Represented Motorola and Freescale in large case involving numerous patents directed to semiconductor circuitry and processing.
Cherry Creek Mortgage Co, Inc. Represented mortgage company in several trademark litigation enforcement cases.
Carefree/Scott Fetzer Company v. Lippert Components, Inc. Defended recreational vehicle component manufacturer from trade dress infringement claims.
Crocs, Inc. v. Inter-Pacific Trading, Inc. Defended importer of casual footwear from patent infringement and trade dress claims in district court and International Trade Commission (ITC) cases.
Gennie Shifter, LLC v. Lokar, Inc. Enforced trademark and copyright infringement claims against competitor.
Sportsman's Warehouse v. LeBlanc v. Fair Defended wildlife artist from copyright infringement claims. Case dismissed on summary judgment.
Creative Research & Development, Inc. v. Amesbury Group, Inc. 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. Represented MBS Dev in three trade secret cases involving customized Microsoft software. Defeated motion for temporary restraining order.
Ischemia Technologies, Inc. v. DMI BioSciences, Inc. 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 Defended auditor from False Claims Act allegations that it should have detected alleged underreporting of gas royalties to federal government. Case dismissed.
DIA Brewing Co., LLC v. MCE-DIA, LLC. Defended successful bidder on airport concessions contract from antitrust and related claims brought by competitor. Case dismissed and currently defending on appeal. Mason Companies, Inc. v. DAZ Systems, Inc. Prosecuted and defended claims arising from ERP software implementation project.
U.S. v. Petersen Obtained jury verdict acquittal of individual charged with felony carrying mandatory five year prison term, notwithstanding 89% conviction rate of United States Attorney’s Office in similar cases and alleged written and verbal confessions of defendant.