Peter Prommer advises technology-focused businesses, from emerging companies to leading global corporations, on how to strategically build and protect intellectual property portfolios that align with their business objectives. This includes counseling on enforcement, licensing, patent, trademark, and general IP matters.
My practice focuses on protecting, leveraging, and defending clients’ intellectual property rights.
With my prior experience in research and as a licensed professional engineer with an international engineering consulting firm, I understand the creative and problem solving processes in the development of intellectual property. I counsel clients on implementing effective intellectual property strategies that include value-enhancing solutions that align with their business objectives. This includes counseling clients on patents, trademarks, IP portfolio development, and competitive intelligence, as well as opinion and enforcement matters.
My patent counseling experience includes developing and executing effective strategies for global patent portfolios in mechanical, electromechanical, software, and materials science technologies. I further advise clients on opinion and post-issuance matters, including enforcement, inter partes review, and other post-grant proceedings.
Representative technologies I am experienced with include wearable devices, digital health care solutions, software-based systems, medical devices, microfluidic systems, optical systems, imaging systems, computer hardware, propulsion systems, battery systems, consumer goods, composite materials, and infrastructure systems.
I further advise foreign entities on various business issues as they consider furthering their activities into the U.S. market.
Patent-eligible subject matter continues to be an issue, particularly for software and computer-implemented inventions. This area of law continues to evolve following the Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank ruling by the Supreme Court and the ongoing efforts by the Federal Circuit to interpret the decision. I continue to analyze patent protection strategies that minimize risk in this area to allow companies to more effectively grow their intellectual property.
Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal | May 01, 2020
Intellectual Property partner Pete Prommer in Chicago and associate Ravi Braich, Ph.D. in Boston contributed this article analyzing the Supreme Court’s denial of several petitions for certiorari on patent decision in HP Inc. v. Berkheimer, and the effect on patent owners and applicants. Click here for the full article.
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University of Illinois, J.D., magna cum laude
Bucerius Law School, International and Comparative Business Law Program, Hamburg, Germany
Northwestern University, M.S., Walter P. Murphy Fellow
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S., with honors
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The Illinois Super Lawyers publication has recognized Peter as a top rated attorney in intellectual property law.