Peter Gordon is a founding member of Patent GC.
Peter endeavors to manage each client’s intellectual property portfolio efficiently, seeking to maximize its value, using principles derived from others’ research in competitive strategy. Peter helps clients, especially university technology transfer offices, establish and document their own internal processes for managing their intellectual property, such as for identifying inventions to protect, managing outside counsel, making decisions regarding IP-related activities, and managing compliance with open source licenses.
Peter’s clients include universities, large corporations, small and medium-size enterprises, and startups. His past and present clients developed a wide range of technologies, including machine learning and artificial intelligence (the field in which he engaged in research as an undergraduate), operating systems, computer hardware, distributed software systems, automation, signal processing, pattern recognition including speech and image recognition, video and audio processing systems, medical devices, and health care information systems.
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 patent prosecution and open source licensing. He then co-founded Patent GC with Bill Stone and Jon Levitt in 2009.
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.