Peter is an experienced intellectual property litigator and trial attorney who represents clients in federal courts around the country, including US district courts and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as before the US International Trade Commission. He handles patent infringement, validity, and other types of disputes for clients in a variety of sectors, including high technology related to electronics, medical technology, energy & sustainability, and financial services. He draws on his extensive knowledge of communications systems and networking, semiconductor technology, electronics components, internet applications and e-commerce, machine learning, software, business methods, and medical devices.
Peter's diverse litigation experience extends both in and out of the courtroom. He has served as both lead and co-counsel in front of juries at trial, advocated for clients at oral arguments and evidentiary hearings before Article III judges, deposed and defended the depositions of fact and expert witnesses, and managed teams that advance his clients' goals through strategic discovery.
The areas of technology in which Peter has particular experience include communications systems and networking, packet switching, integrated circuits, semiconductor technology, powerline networks, RFID, electronics components, broadband applications for cable and satellite television systems, and internet applications and e-commerce. Peter has a degree in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude.
- Fordham University (JD)
- Rutgers University (BSEE)
- Served as lead counsel on behalf of the plaintiffs in a 10-day jury trial concerning patent infringement, involving passive electronic components, in the Eastern District of New York. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs, finding infringement of both asserted patents.
- Defended an e-commerce company against allegations of infringement of three patents in the Northern District of California. The Court dismissed the action in its entirety following a motion to dismiss for lack of patent-eligible subject matter under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Alice decision.
- Representing an owner of patents directed to assembly and fastening technologies against automotive manufacturers and suppliers in the District of Delaware
- Defending an electrical components manufacturer in a patent infringement action in the Southern District of California and before the Federal Circuit
- Defending a provider of networked video surveillance cameras, control devices, and associated software in a patent infringement action in the Northern District of Texas
- Defended an electronics manufacturer in a patent infringement action, involving RFID systems, in the Northern District of Texas and simultaneous proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office ("PTO"). The Court dismissed the district court action after the PTO held the patent invalid.
- Represented the defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas relating to radio frequency technology. The case was dismissed after the parties entered into a settlement agreement.
- Represented an owner of GPS and media sharing patents in the International Trade Commission, the District of Delaware and the Eastern District of Texas
- Represented the owner of a portfolio of communications and computing patents from the former enterprise communications business unit of a large multinational company in the International Trade Commission
- Represented an owner and inventor of patents concerning excimer laser catheters in a patent infringement action in the Southern District of New York
- Defended an electronics manufacturer in a patent infringement action, concerning smartphone technology, in the District of Delaware
- Defended a medical device manufacturer in an action involving breach of contract and patent misuse in the Central District of California
- Defended a provider of network switches in a patent infringement action in the Eastern District of Texas
- Serving as counsel for the petitioner and patent owner in multiple IPRs and CBMs including, for example, with respect to passive capacitors, network surveillance technology, and e-commerce
Recognition & Awards
- Included on the New York Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Intellectual Property list (2012 – 2018)
- Tau Beta Pi
- Eta Kappa Nu
- Golden Key Honors Society
- Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association