Peter Wied represents a broad collection of technology clients, including computer, liquid crystal display, semiconductor and software companies, in all aspects of patent litigation and client counseling.
I focus my practice on helping technology companies resolve their patent litigation disputes efficiently and cost-effectively. While I have represented clients in cases before U.S. district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court, as well as in international arbitration, I also realize that not every matter should be brought to trial. Leveraging my physics background and experience, I help my clients develop winning strategies in complex cases that reflect their business objectives.
I counsel my clients on strategic portfolio management and maintenance. In addition, I have represented several clients during United States Patent and Trademark Office proceedings.
As global markets and supply chains become more integrated, more and more foreign companies are becoming involved in patent disputes in the United States, and are starting to build up their own intellectual property portfolios.
There is an ongoing shift in where disputes are being resolved, whether through arbitration rather than traditional litigation, through the Patent Office rather than the district courts via IPRs, or even just in different district courts as the result of new venue rules. Both plaintiffs and defendants need to be aware of these shifts to position themselves advantageously.
Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
Brown University, B.S., Physics, magna cum laude
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office