Peter J. Cuomo’s practice involves intellectual property enforcement and defense, and client counseling on issues related to IP rights. Peter’s primary focus is in patent litigation where he has experience in every phase from pre-suit investigations through appeal, including, initial evaluation and case initiation, fact and expert discovery, pre-and post-trial motion practice, and trials and appeals.
In addition to suits centered on the assertion and defense of infringement claims, Peter has experience with the successful resolution of multiple inventorship disputes and related misappropriation claims. Peter has represented clients across a wide range of technologies such as biotechnology inventions, automotive parts, medical and mechanical devices, consumer products.
He has also worked on numerous high-stakes Hatch-Waxman litigations for major pharmaceutical companies through trial and appeals. In addition to patent litigation, Peter has experience in disputes involving breach of contracts, unfair competition, trademarks and trade secret misappropriation claims.
Peter is a registered patent attorney licensed to practice and argue before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to representing clients in US District Courts and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, he has experience in multiple post-grant proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and its predecessor.
He also provides patent and product analyses, and evaluations of prior art related to infringement and invalidity opinions. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced in the intellectual property litigation practice in the Boston office of another international law firm.
Peter also 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 worked as a research assistant in intellectual property and the Health Law Department.
- Validity Challenge in Inter Partes Reexamination – Counsel to 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.
- Validity Challenge in IPR Proceeding – Bed Spring (IPR2014-01119): Represented ACE Bed Co., Ltd., in an inter partes review proceeding that resulted a final decision invalidating all of the challenged claims of a patent assigned to Sealey Technology LLC relating to bed springs.
- Validity Challenge in IPR Proceeding – Recombinant proteins (IPR2016-00258): Representing Green Cross Corporation as the petitioner in an IPR proceeding challenging the validity of patent claims on a recombinant therapeutic enzyme.
- Validity Challenge in IPR Proceeding – Vehicle Headlights (IPR2016-00193): Representing SL Corporation as the petitioner in an IPR proceeding challenging the validity of patent claims on an automatic control system for vehicle headlights.
- Dallakian v. IPG Photonics, 3:14-cv-11863-TSH (D. Mass.): Represented IPG Photonics while successfully defending against claims for correction of inventorship and trade secret misappropriation.
- Boston University School of Law (JD, Intellectual Property, Honors)
- Johns Hopkins University (MS, Biotechnology)
- Trinity College (BS, Biology)
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
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