Peter Prommer concentrates his practice on working with clients to build and protect their intellectual property portfolios. With a primary focus on patent matters, Peter has extensive experience in prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications and counseling clients on various intellectual property strategies. In addition to patent prosecution matters, Peter regularly advises clients on product clearance and opinion matters, post‑issuance proceedings including reexaminations, trademark matters, IP due diligence, and licensing matters. His intellectual property practice is further augmented by his litigation experience, which includes several trial and appellate court proceedings on patent infringement matters.
Peter is knowledgeable in a variety of technologies and has successfully assisted clients on matters involving mechanical systems, electromechanical systems, computer-based technologies, and industrial processes. His experience includes preparing and prosecuting patents for medical devices, computer software, Internet-based business methods, document processing and imaging systems, gaming systems, social media applications, network applications, composite systems, optical systems, packaging systems, water treatment systems, and precision tools.
Peter’s intellectual property law practice has been enhanced by his industry experience. Prior to pursing his law degree, Peter was a licensed professional engineer with an international engineering consulting firm. He also pursued graduate-level engineering studies that included research on improving nondestructive testing techniques for foundation structures.
- “Staying Out of Trouble While Being Social: Ethical Dilemmas Posed by Social Media,” Nixon Peabody’s Spring CLE Symposium on Intellectual Property, Chicago, May 2012 (Speaker)
- “Recent Developments—Trademarks,” Nixon Peabody IP Corporate Seminar, Chicago, May 2010 and June 2011. (Speaker)
- “New USPTO Rules—How Will They Affect Your Business,” Nixon Peabody Webinar, Chicago, September 2007. (Speaker)