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Patent Prosecution and Counseling
Peter’s practice covers many aspects of patent law, including patent preparation and prosecution, infringement and invalidity analysis, patentability searches, and general client counseling on IP related matters.
Peter has prepared and prosecuted numerous U.S., international and foreign patent applications in a wide variety of technical fields, including lithography, semiconductors, memory architecture, mechanical devices, medical devices, microfluidics, display technology, and optical systems. In addition to patent prosecution, Peter has extensive experience in pursuing inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In these IPR proceedings, he has drafted briefs for both the Patent Owner and the Petitioner.
Peter is a registered Patent Agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Before joining Finch & Maloney, Peter worked as a Patent Agent for seven years at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, & Fox in Washington, DC. Peter earned both Ph.D. and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University. Peter’s research at the University of Maryland focused on the design, fabrication, and testing of both a microfluidic biochemical sensor for detection of harmful phenols and a microfluidic electrochemical sensor array for DNA hybridization detection.