Peter M. Dichiara focuses his practice on obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights, with an emphasis on the electronics, communications, storage and computer industries.
He has litigated patents and trade secrets relating to communication systems, computer software, storage systems, digital cameras, electronic security, hard disk drive testing technology, wireless communications, electronic circuits, optoelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
He has advised clients with regard to post-grant patent proceedings, complex prosecution and portfolio strategy. Mr. Dichiara has provided pro bono services through the Community Enterprise Project of the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School.
Mr. Dichiara was previously employed as a senior hardware engineer and a senior software engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he designed CPU and I/O related logic and developed firmware. While working at Digital, he received a patent for one of his circuit designs.
Community Involvement : Mentor, Boston University School of Law students since 1994