Peter is a partner in the Illinois offices of Loza & Loza. Peter’s practice emphasizes practice includes preparing, prosecuting, and securing patent portfolio development and enforcement; preparing, prosecuting and securing patent protection for his clients’ innovations; and providing intellectual property counseling including advice on patent infringement, validity, and large portfolio due diligence studies for acquisitions, licensing, and pre-suit purposes. Peter also works with clients to monetize their intellectual property portfolios in scenarios including financing rounds, company sales, and sale of patents after a change in technical focus.
Prior to joining Loza & Loza, Peter was a partner for various Am Law 100 and 200 law firms in Chicago. He is a former patent examiner in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and a former electrical engineer with General Dynamics Land Systems Division, where he designed and tested communication circuitry and systems for advanced military combat vehicles.
Peter developed, drafted and managed complex patent portfolios in the U.S. and over 20 international jurisdictions. He represented clients in patent litigation and in post-grant proceedings before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board and the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. He drafted opinions of counsel and assisted in product development to minimize infringement risks, as well as negotiated licenses, agreements and patent purchase transactions totaling over $100M.
Representative software experience includes virtual machines, mapping, operating systems, encryption, compression, compilers, gaming, financial transactions, computer-aided design, audio and video signal processing, encoders/decoders, machine vision and machine learning technologies, and bioinformatics. Representative hardware experience includes microprocessor architecture, memories, digital cameras, cellular telephones, satellite communications, networking, digital imaging, RFID, medical devices, engine technology, medical equipment, automotive, security systems, digital television, manufacturing control, digital publishing, and power systems.
Licensing Executives Society (LES)
American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago