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Peter M. Dichiara

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Dichiara, Peter M.

Peter Dichiara focuses his practice on obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights, with an emphasis on the electronics, communications, storage and computer industries. He has litigated patents and trade secrets relating to communication systems, computer software, storage systems, digital cameras, electronic security, hard disk drive testing technology, wireless communications, electronic circuits, optoelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. He has advised clients with regard to post-grant patent proceedings, complex prosecution and portfolio strategy. Mr. Dichiara has provided pro bono services through the Community Enterprise Project of the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School.

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Mr. Dichiara was previously employed as a senior hardware engineer and a senior software engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he designed CPU and I/O related logic and developed firmware. While working at Digital, he received a patent for one of his circuit designs.

Honors & Awards

  • Named a 2013-2017 leading practitioner in patent law by IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2011-2018 editions of the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of litigation - patent and patent law
  • Recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in the area of intellectual property in the 2005-2017 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with sources saying he is "very highly thought of" and has "world-class expertise" and offers "brilliant advice"
  • Named a "New England Super Lawyer" (formerly "Massachusetts Super Lawyer") in the 2004-2005, 2007-2012 and 2014-2016 issues of Boston Magazine

Publications & News

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August 16, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2018 Best Lawyers in America®, Nine Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America®—the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal industry—recognizes 107 WilmerHale lawyers and names nine partners as Lawyers of the Year in its 24th edition.

July 24, 2017

WilmerHale Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 2017

The firm and several of its partners are ranked in IAM Patent 1000 2017 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals.

May 26, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best in 50 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

August 15, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2017 Best Lawyers in America®, Six Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America®—a respected peer-review publication in the legal industry—recognizes 101 WilmerHale lawyers and names six partners as Lawyers of the Year in its 23rd edition.

May 27, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2016 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 47 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 82 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

May 19, 2015

WilmerHale Practices, Lawyers Ranked Among Nation’s Best by Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2015 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 46 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale attorneys as leaders in their respective fields.

August 19, 2013

USPTO Holds First Inter Partes Review Hearing

May 24, 2013

Chambers USA 2013 Final Results Announced

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business today announced its final rankings for the 2013 edition, in which 93 WilmerHale lawyers and 44 firm practice areas have been recognized as leading in their field.

June 7, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Final Results Announced

March 30, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Preliminary Results Announced

Community Involvement

  •  Mentor, Boston University School of Law students since 1994

 

 

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Education

JD, cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1993

BS, Computer Engineering, summa cum laude, Boston University, 1985, Tau Beta Pi

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

United States Patent and Trademark Office

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