Peter Gordon is a founding member of Patent GC. Peter’s years with premier intellectual property law firms provided him with the opportunity to gain deep expertise in a range of technologies while his significant in-house experience enables him to provide his clients with the kind of practical, real-world guidance sorely lacking in the traditional law firm model. Peter endeavors to help clients optimize the resources they allocate for their intellectual property programs and maximize the value of their intellectual property portfolios. Peter began his legal career in private practice at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., starting as a technology specialist and ultimately becoming a partner and the head of the firm’s software practice group. While at Wolf Greenfield, Peter developed expertise in a wide range of technologies and industries, such as multimedia systems, computer hardware including fault tolerant systems, object oriented systems and databases, medical devices, internet technologies and business methods. Peter left Wolf Greenfield to join Avid Technology, where he became its Director of Intellectual Property. While at Avid, Peter was responsible for all aspects of Avid’s large international patent portfolio. In addition to managing Avid’s intellectual property assets, Peter established a software licensing policy and process for managing compliance with open source as well as commercial licenses, and developed a patent and technology licensing program for promoting use of a standard video compression technology. He refined its patent review process to focus on the competitive and strategic aspects of the portfolio. After leaving Avid, Peter joined the Boston office of Fish & Richardson, where he continued his work in open source and patent prosecution, especially reexamination practice. Peter is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (in computer science) and Suffolk University Law School.