Peter J. Cuomo: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Peter J. Cuomo

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Complex Litigation
  • IP Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
University Trinity College, B.S.; Johns Hopkins University, M.S.
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., Intellectual Property Law, with Honors
Admitted2004, Massachusetts; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court, Massachusetts; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


American Intellectual Property Law Association
Boston Bar Association


Peter is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Edwards Wildman's Boston office. His practice includes a variety of civil litigation, including trademark and patent litigation, trade secret disputes and complex commercial litigation. Peter's primary focus is in patent litigation with experience in many aspects including expert discovery, Markman Hearings, and pretrial motion practice.

Peter is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice and argue before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
•Represented national office supply company in patent and trademark infringement suit through trial and appeal. Secured stipulation of dismissal of two of the asserted patents before trial and prevailed on trademark infringement claim on summary judgment. On appeal, trademark ruling was affirmed and the Federal Circuit adopted new claim constructions, under which a third patent was not infringed and under which a fourth patent was found invalid and not infringed.

•Defended financial service provider on appeal from a suit alleging infringement of a patent directed to a method of processing financial transactions. In a case largely determined by the proper claim construction, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court's summary judgment decision of non-infringement.

•Represented a global packaging company on appeal following a bench trial awarding the company with permanent injunctions against two direct competitors. While considering numerous challenges to infringement and validity from both defendant-appellants in a consolidated appeal, the Federal Circuit affirmed, inter alia, the district court's decisions on infringement and did not disturb the injunctions awarded to our client.

•Represented a medical device company as the third party requester in a complex inter partes reexamination at the United States Patent and Trademark Office involving nearly 300 claims related to video laryngoscopy. On appeal and after more than six years, the Patent Office invalidated all but one claim that did not pose a risk of infringement to our client.

•Represented a major Massachusetts hospital at the Federal Circuit following the appeal of an inventorship dispute successfully resolved at summary judgment. The Federal Circuit affirmed.

•Member of a trial team that represents major international pharmaceutical companies and has successfully litigated cases at both the district court and appellate level in ANDA patent infringement actions under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

•Represented a biotechnology company in a trade secret misappropriation case in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. Helped secure a multimillion dollar jury verdict for the client at trial.

•Represented an orthopedic medical device manufacturer in separate trade secret and patent infringement disputes.

•Advised a national office supply company in patent infringement, trade dress and design patent cases, including two that resulted in summary judgment victories for the client.

•Part of the team that successfully represented a major electronics company in a patent infringement action involving 29 patents covering various aspects of photocopier technology and more than 200 accused products. Analyzed validity and infringement and assisted with claim construction positions. While pending in the Eastern District of Texas, the case ultimately settled on favorable terms.

Before Edwards Wildman

Peter previously worked in and supervised an academic laboratory focused on researching infectious diseases. He is a co-author on multiple scientific papers and spent time in Zambia investigating the co-infection of measles and HIV. During law school, Peter was an editor on the Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law and a research assistant in intellectual property and the Health Law Department. As a second-year law student, he was recognized as a Paul J. Liacos scholar and received the Dean's award in Corporate Law.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Peter enjoys hiking, fishing, scuba diving, running in local area road races, and spending time with his wife, Jessie and children, Dylan and Sophia.


•Johns Hopkins University, M.S.
•Trinity College, B.S.

Edwards Wildman's Dave Cotta and Pete Cuomo Analyze How Using Another's Inter Partes Patent Review Can Cost You in Corporate Counsel
April 11, 2014 publication
Edwards Wildman's Pete Cuomo Analyzes Design Patents in Computer Magazine Article and Podcast
March 26, 2013 publication
Computer Magazine Publishes Article by IP Trio on Defending Against Patent Infringement
April 2012 publication
In IP Law360, David Cotta and Peter Cuomo Ask if We Are Seeing the End of Multidefendant Patent Litigation
October 7, 2011 publication

Edwards Wildman Elevates Three to Counsel
May 22, 2014
Edwards Wildman's David Cotta and Peter Cuomo Examine Patent Ownership in Wake of Divorce in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice
September 11, 2013
IP Team Prevails in Federal Circuit for Massachusetts General Hospital
March 28, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Pete Cuomo Analyzes Design Patents in Computer Magazine Article and Podcast
March 26, 2013
Edwards Wildman Advises Staples in Federal Circuit Victory, Reports Law360
January 7, 2013
Boston Team Guides Aircraft Medical to IP Victory
December 14, 2012
Edwards Wildman Attorneys Author Article on Consequence-Free Cease and Desist Letters in Corporate Counsel
October 23, 2012
Computer Magazine Publishes Article by IP Trio on Defending Against Patent Infringement
April 18, 2012
In IP Law360, David Cotta and Peter Cuomo Ask if We Are Seeing the End of Multidefendant Patent Litigation
October 6, 2011

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Peter J. Cuomo

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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