Peter Gordon is co-founder and Practice Leader of Patent GC. For over 30 years, Peter has worked in the patent field, first as a full-time patent agent while attending law school, and then, as an intellectual property attorney in both private practice and in-house. In addition to managing the Patent GC team and operations, Peter works with clients of all sizes, including universities, large corporations, small and medium-size enterprises, and startups, regularly advising on matters relating to:
- Strategy for protecting innovations
- IP portfolio management, including creating efficient cross-functional operations, developing KPIs for portfolio evaluation, developing and implementing internal policies and processes, developing budgets, and managing costs
- Invention disclosure reviews
- Policies and procedures for open source software licensing compliance
- Managing outside counsel
- Patent application preparation and prosecution
Peter is especially passionate about developing unique methodologies to be used by the Patent GC team in their work with clients, including processes related to developing IP strategy; building patent portfolios; evaluating invention disclosures for patenting; managing budgets and controlling costs; and efficiently handling portfolio-related operational issues.
Peter’s clients have developed a wide range of technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning (the topic of his undergraduate research in robotics at MIT), operating systems, computer hardware, computer storage systems, distributed software systems, automation, signal processing, pattern recognition including speech recognition and image recognition, video and audio capture, editing, and distribution systems, wearable devices, human-machine interfaces, medical devices, and health care information systems including bioinformatics, predictive modeling, and electronic health or medical record systems.
Peter is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and is 30 year member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a professional society for computer scientists.
Previously, in addition to time spent in private practice, Peter served as Director of Intellectual Property at Avid Technology, leading numerous cross-functional projects, including establishing a company-wide policy and process for open source and commercial software license compliance; developing a patent and technology licensing program to promote the use of a standard video compression technology; and working with the engineering team to identify and license technology to implement patented improvements to Avid’s core video editing product.
Peter is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (in computer science and engineering) and Suffolk University Law School.