Peter Fratangelo is an experienced patent and IP litigation attorney whose practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property litigation and counseling. Peter believes that one size does not fit all when it comes to IP strategy, and provides legal advice and services tailored to each client’s situation. Peter works with each client to create and implement a legal strategy specific to the needs of that client, designed to meet the business objectives of the client.
Peter has represented clients in diverse matters involving both cutting-edge and multi-billion dollar technologies across a diverse range of industries in his fifteen years of experience as an attorney, including biotechnology, industrial chemistry and manufacturing, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, mechanical engineering, aviation, and agricultural biotechnology. He has significant experience in Hatch-Waxman litigation and has represented pharmaceutical clients in a variety of areas including NSAID pain relievers, bio-pharmaceuticals used to treat anemia associated with kidney disease, and cancer treatment.
Peter has both extensive litigation and IP transactional experience, including representing clients in contentious litigation, licensing negotiations, providing patent non-infringement and freedom to operate opinions of counsel, conducting due diligence of IP assets for mergers and acquisitions, and in creating both short and long term IP plans designed to both assert clients’ intellectual property rights and protect against assertions of other’s intellectual property. Peter has also represented clients in matters involving trade secrets, unfair competition, breaches of contract, and commercial torts, and has litigated matters in both federal court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission in Section 337 Investigations.
Peter received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. Peter is admitted to practice in New York, Massachusetts, the U.S. First and Federal Circuits, and several U.S. District Courts. Peter has a degree in Biology from Tufts University, and was a Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular Biology at Cornell University - Sloan Kettering Institute prior to attending law school. Peter served as a federal court law clerk for the Honorable Ernest C. Torres, Chief Judge of the District of Rhode Island, and has worked at leading law firms Ropes & Gray, Clifford Chance, and Kaye Scholer during his legal career.