- Intellectual Property
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- Life Sciences
|University ||Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Chemistry, 1984|
|Law School||Boston College, J.D., cum laude, 1989|
|Admitted||Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. Patent & Trademark Office|
American Bar Association
Boston Patent Law Association
Licensing Executives Society
American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Chemical Society
Association of University Technology Managers
|Born||Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, March 30, 1962|
Peter is Co-Chair of the firm's Patent Practice Group. Peter's practice is devoted to patent prosecution and patent licensing and litigation in the technology areas of pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, biotechnology, medical devices and other mechanical and electro-mechanical innovations particularly as relating to the automotive industry.
Peter's clients include academic and governmental research institutions; Global 1000 manufacturing, chemical and pharmaceutical companies; emerging and developing biotechnology and small molecule pharmaceutical companies; and medical device companies.
Peter prosecutes and manages extensive patent and trademark portfolios on behalf on companies and academic institutions located throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.
Peter is named in The Best Lawyers in America publication. Peter has been included in the New England Super Lawyers listing, a Thomson Reuters publication, each year since 2004. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property. Peter was named one of Boston's Top Rated Lawyers of 2014.
Peter was hailed as a lawyer with a keen eye for detail and an understanding of what is commercially critical to his clients by Intellectual Asset Management in the 2014 edition of IAM Patent 1000 World's Leading Patent Practitioners.
Peter has been quoted on intellectual property topics in various publications, including The New York Times, Bloomberg, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, American Lawyer and Boston Business Journal.
•Peter has considerable experience in patent prosecution matters. Peter has prepared, prosecuted and managed extensive patent portfolios for global manufacturing companies. Peter also has drafted and prosecuted patent applications covering pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device products that are currently in Phase II and III trials as well as in approved clinical use in the United States and abroad. Peter has obtained patents that have yielded tens of millions of dollars in royalties as well as provided the basis for private and public financings of companies located throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.
•Peter also represents parties in intellectual property disputes, including patent and trademark infringement actions. Peter has recently handled several Inter Partes Reviews. Peter has represented both opponents and patentees in numerous oppositions in Europe, Japan and Australia. Peter regularly provides opinions on issues of patent infringement and validity.
•Peter has served as the President of the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA). Peter has also served as Co-Chair of the BPLA's Amicus Committee, Chair of the Chemical Patent Practice Committee and on the Board of Governors of the BPLA.
Before Edwards Wildman
Prior to attending law school, Peter was a synthetic organic chemist in a drug discovery group of E.I. DuPont de Nemours Co., Medical Products Department (later the DuPont Pharmaceutical Company and now merged with Bristol-Myers Squibb), in Wilmington, Delaware. Peter is an inventor on U.S. Patent 4, 977, 173 Aminomethyl Oxooxazolidinyl Ethenylbenzene Derivatives Useful As Antibacterial Agents, which covers predecessor development compounds to Pfizer's oxazolidinone antibacterial Zyvox, now in clinical use.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Peter has been active in a variety of youth sports programs, including coaching local soccer, wrestling, and baseball teams, and has served as the Director of the Wellesley Youth Wrestling Program. Peter also recently completed several triathlons and regularly golfs and skis with his sons and daughter.
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Issues Guidance in View of Prometheus and Myriad
Daniel W. Clarke,Peter F. Corless,Christopher R. Cowles,Ralph A. Loren, March 11, 2014
On March 4, 2014, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a highly anticipated Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility of Claims Reciting or Involving Laws of Nature, Natural Phenomena & Natural Products (“Guidance”). The Guidance is promulgated for...
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