About Peter Paredes
Peter works closely with innovative inventors and companies of all sizes to develop and protect some of their valuable assets: their patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret portfolios. Peter represents clients in the medical device, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, biotechnology, life science , and other industries in the chemical, software, and mechanical arts.
An accomplished patent prosecutor, Peter brings broad experience and skills to his patent law practice. As Co-Chair of the firm’s patent practice group, Peter actively manages international patent portfolios, and works closely with clients to accomplish patent strategies aligned with their business goals.
Peter’s understanding of IP strategy, licensing, and fundraising adds an extra dimension to counseling clients on IP prosecution issues. Peter identifies potential licensing opportunities and crafts strategies to avoid exposure to potential blocking patents. Peter frequently provides opinions on freedom to operate, patentability, competitive patent portfolios, and other complex strategic IP issues.
Peter monitors competitive portfolios to remain aware of potential threats to clients’ business development plans, products, and patent portfolios. Peter is proactive in devising licensing, avoidance and enforcement strategies in response to potential threats. Peter assists clients by negotiating and drafting license agreements, technology transfer agreements, acquisition and sale agreements, confidentiality and consulting agreements and clinical trial agreements.
Peter serves as an Ops team member for Smart Health Catalyzer, where he mentors and helps form startups accelerating the commercialization of therapeutics, diagnostics and medical devices being developed at Midwest universities and research hospitals.
Peter enjoys playing sports with his son, cooking gourmet meals for his family, and traveling.