Intellectual Property Attorneys

Peter H. Priest
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Peter H. Priest is a member of the bars of the states of New York (1981) and North Carolina (1996), and has been registered to practice as a patent attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 1981. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, cum laude (1977), and Juris Doctor degree (1980), from the University of Maine, where he participated in the National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Participation program, conducting semiconductor research under Dr. Steven Mittleman, and was elected to the engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi.

Prior to joining Hultquist IP in January, 2016, Mr. Priest was the founder and principal of Law Offices of Peter H. Priest, PLLC (October, 1995-December, 2015), where his practice had a primary focus on patent preparation and prosecution, patent advising, patent opinions, and patent commercialization involving licensing and sale of patent estates. Representative clients of his firm included: AT&T; Lucent Technologies; Agere; Avaya; XTec, Inc.; NCR; BOPS, Inc.; IBM; Altera; Qualcomm; Cree; Walmart; and Zeitera.

From June, 1981 until September, 1995, Mr. Priest was an attorney at the New York City patent law firm of Davis Hoxie Faithfull & Hapgood, initially as an associate and subsequently as a partner (including tenure as hiring partner of the firm), specializing in electrical and electronics patent litigation and opinion work, in addition to involvement in patent prosecution of several global patent estates. His patent litigation and appellate work involved a number of significant cases, including: A.B. Dick Co. v. Burroughs Co., 798 F.2d 1392 (Fed. Cir. 1983); RCA Corporation v. Applied Digital Data Systems, Inc., 730 F.2d 1440 (Fed. Cir. 1984); Hemstreet v. Burroughs Corporation, 861 F.2d 728 (Fed. Cir. 1988); State Industries, Inc. v. Mor-Flo Industries, Inc., 948 F.2d 1573 (Fed. Cir. 1991); and Mars Inc. v. Kabushiki-Kaisha Nippon Conlux, 24 F.3d 1368 (Fed. Cir. 1993).

At Hultquist IP, Peter’s practice centers on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the area of electronics, software and communication technologies. In addition, Peter has significant experience in intellectual property licensing, preparation of infringement and validity opinions, and client counseling in the electronic and semiconductor arts, having represented clients before the USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, as well as before Federal Courts and other tribunals such as the U.S. International Trade Commission, and in arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings.

U.S. patents prosecuted by Mr. Priest may be viewed in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database at using the quick search facility by entry of term1 “Priest” and field1 “Attorney or Agent” and term2 “Peter” and field2 “Attorney or Agent”.