Peter Gordon is a founding member of Patent GC.
Peter endeavors to help each client efficiently manage its portfolio of intellectual property and maximize the value of its portfolio, using a competitive strategy-based approach. Peter uses an operational approach, to help clients establish their own internal processes for managing their intellectual property, such as for identifying inventions to protect, making decisions regarding IP related activities, and managing compliance with open source licenses.
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. Peter left Wolf Greenfield to join Avid Technology, where he became its Director of Intellectual Property.
While at Avid, in addition to managing a team of attorneys and paralegals to maintain Avid’s IP portfolio, Peter also handled several cross-functional projects.
Peter worked with engineering and management teams to establish a company-wide policy and process for managing compliance with open source and commercial software licenses. He also coordinated a cross-functional team to develop a patent and technology licensing program for promoting use of a standard video compression technology. He also worked with engineering to identify and license technology to implement patented improvements to Avid’s core video editing product.
After leaving Avid, Peter joined the Boston office of Fish & Richardson, where he continued his work in open source licensing and patent prosecution, and after which he co-founded Patent GC with Bill Stone and Jon Levitt.
Peter is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (in computer science and engineering) and Suffolk University Law School.
When he is not working for clients, or attending to firm operations, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending his children’s sporting events, cooking, and working on his antique home.