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Jacob Peterson

Jacob Peterson is a partner in our Seattle office.  His practice includes several areas of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution and litigation, with an emphasis on medical device, electrical, and computer fields.  Examples of technologies that Mr. Peterson has worked on include:

Medical technology, including non-invasive patient monitors like pulse oximeters and acoustic respiratory monitors, as well as wound therapy products like negative-pressure wound therapy devices
Electronics technology, such as computers, signal processing, wireless power transfer systems, and display devices
Semiconductor technology, such as solar cells, photodetectors, MEMS, and chip packaging
Software and information technology, including mobile applications, calibration algorithms, data storage, and web services
Communications technology, including wireless devices and networks, as well as software and communication protocols

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Peterson worked for Industrial Automation Engineering as an engineer intern, designing and modifying factory control systems.  Additionally, he worked as an accounting intern for KPMG in their federal tax practice.

Mr. Peterson was a summer associate with the firm in 2010, joined the firm as an associate in 2011, and became a partner in 2018.

University of California – Davis – School of Law, J.D.
University of California – Davis – Graduate School of Management, M.B.A.
University of Minnesota, B.E.E., Electrical Engineering, High Distinction
University of Minnesota, B.S.B., Accounting, High Distinction
State Bar of California
State Bar of Washington
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Communications Technology

Cellular Networking & Communications

Low-Power Networks



Wireless Local Area Networks

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Electronics & Semiconductors

Healthcare Information Technology

Software & IT

Financial Services & Business Methods

Cloud Computing

Licensing & Indemnification

Open Source

Medical Devices & Procedures

Ablation Technology

Cardiac Rhythm Management


Catheters & Probes


Drug Eluting & Drug Delivery Devices

Ear, Nose, & Throat

Glucose Monitoring & Insulin Infusion


Infusion Pumps

Medical Informatics & Software Systems

Mental Health & Wellness

Minimally Invasive & Endoscopic Procedures



Pacemakers & Electrical Stimulation Devices

Prosthetics & Orthotics


Sleep Apnea

Stents, Valves, & Delivery Systems



Vital Signs, Physiologic, & Hemodynamic Monitoring

Wound Care

Transportation & Vehicles

Diagnostic Equipment

Electronics (Audio / Video, Communication, Navigation, Security)

Fleet Management


Covered Business Method (CBM)
Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Litigation
PostGrant Review (PGR)
PTAB Overview
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution

  • Named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch guide, which “recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice”, for Intellectual Property Law (2021 – 2024) and Patent Law (2023 – 2024)

Orange County Bar Association (2011 – 2016)


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