A former scientist with a background in biochemistry and molecular biology, Jeremy D. Peterson focuses his practice on intellectual property (IP) litigation. He handles all phases of district court litigation, including jury trials and claim construction hearings. Jeremy also prosecutes patent applications before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and national stage filings under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), and has particular experience in Section 337 proceedings before the US International Trade Commission (ITC).
Jeremy represents patent owners and defendants in numerous patent lawsuits in all stages of litigation, from presuit investigation to trial. He appears before various district courts throughout the United States, including the patent litigation hotbeds in the US District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas, the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Northern District of California. He has represented companies involved in software, hardware, wireless telecommunications, medical devices, semiconductor manufacturing, optics, and personal transporters.
Jeremy was selected by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in Washington, DC (2014). He was also named one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters (2014).
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Jeremy was a patent agent at a large international law firm, where he handled all aspects of district court litigation. He also worked as a patent agent at a small patent prosecution boutique, where he specialized in prosecuting patent applications before the USPTO.
Prior to law school, Jeremy spent more than a decade at The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), where he managed the institute’s bioinformatics group. He also worked in research and development on large-scale sequencing projects. While at TIGR, Jeremy authored or co-authored more than 30 scientific articles in journals such as Science, Nature, and Nucleic Acids Research.
George Mason University School of Law, 2007, J.D.
University of Massachusetts, 1994, B.S., Cum Laude
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association