Peter M. Siavelis focuses his practice on domestic and international patents, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition and related causes.
Peter has litigated patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secret, unfair competition and false advertising actions in numerous federal courts and agencies. He has litigation and counseling experience with various technologies, including pharmaceuticals, computer network software, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and semiconductor chip packaging. Peter has successfully conducted post-grant review proceedings, including ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Peter counsels and prosecutes patent applications in the mechanical and electrical arts, including applications related to sports and fitness equipment, wearable active monitoring technology, commercial and residential ventilation equipment, beverage containers, lighting fixtures, LEDs, computer server hardware and cabinets, infrared, ultrasonic and acoustic sensor assemblies, medical devices and packaging containers, window hardware, plumbing fixtures and hardware, plastic part molding, concrete conduit repair, diesel engine sensors and monitoring, as well as semiconductor fabrication, food processing and commercial printing.
In addition, Peter handles IP asset management, counseling and opinion work for various technologies, including LEDs, code division multiple access (CDMA) and wideband code division multiple access (W-CDMA) wireless communication protocols. He has performed due diligence investigations in connection with the acquisition of assets and businesses. He has also prepared and reviewed license, technology transfer, joint development and confidentiality agreements.
Previously, Peter worked as an application engineer responsible for the design of compressed air systems used in industrial applications worldwide. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and interned as a petroleum engineer at a multinational petroleum company.
Defending De’Longhi in a patent infringement lawsuit alleging infringement of a US patent directed to a multi-function cooking appliance (NuWave LLC v. De’Longhi (ND IL 2017))
Defending AccuBow against allegations of infringing a patent directed to an archery training bow (Tafoya et al v. AccuBow LLC (ND IL 2017))
Representing Buzzbox in two trademark litigations and two TTAB proceedings regarding ready to drink premium cocktails (Buzzbox v. BuzzBallz (CD CA 2017)
Representing Perrigo in a patent infringement action involving the treatment of heartburn and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) (Pepcid Complete®) and the appeal to the Federal Circuit from a trial court victory (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc. et al v. Perrigo Company et al. (D. Mass. 2013))
Defended Promier against allegations of infringing patents directed to LED flashlights; case resolved on favorable settlement terms within weeks of complaint being filed and prior art identified (Alliance Sports Group v. Promier Products (D. Utah 2016))
Represented Broan-NuTone in a patent infringement action involving bathroom exhaust fans and accessories; case settled on favorable terms (Broan-NuTone, Inc. v. Homewerks Worldwide (E.D. WI. 2015))
Representing Elan Pharm Int’l. in a patent infringement action against Actavis Labs involving the Clindesse® product; case favorably resolved during fact discovery (Elan Pharm Int’l. v. Actavis Laboratories UT (D. Del. 2015))
Defended Broan-NuTone in a patent infringement action involving bathroom exhaust fans; case settled on favorable terms (Homewerks Worldwide v. Broan-NuTone, Inc. (N.D. Ill. 2015))
Defended Maxim in a patent infringement and breach of contract action involving water treatment systems, including withdrawal of three patent counts against Maxim (Envirogen Technologies, Inc. v. Maxim Construction Corporation, Inc. (N.D. Ill. 2014))
Prevailed on motion to dismiss Freed Design’s complaint for lack of standing, and represented Sig Sauer in declaratory judgment action for non-infringement and invalidity of patent directed to firearms accessory (Freed Designs v. Sig Sauer (C.D. Cal. 2014); (D.NH. 2014))
Defended Promier against allegations of infringing patents directed to LED flashlights; case resolved on favorable settlement terms (Blackbeam v. Promier Products (N.D. Ill. 2014))
Defended, on behalf of Sandoz, against allegations of infringing patents directed to Nuvigil, a drug intended to treat sleep disorders, and successfully argued for the exclusion of secondary considerations based on discovery violations; case settled favorably after oral argument on appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Cephalon, Inc. v. Sandoz (D. Del. 2011); (Fed. Cir. 2013))
Served, on behalf of defendant Qualcomm, as technical co-lead responsible for non-infringement defenses relating to semiconductor packaging patents; case settled on favorable terms after the court-appointed technical expert agreed with Qualcomm’s non-infringement defenses (Tessera, Inc. v. Motorola, Inc. et al. (N.D. Cal. 2012))
Defended Riddell in a patent infringement case involving utility patents directed to smart-helmet technology; obtained early favorable settlement for Riddell (PhatRat Technology v. Riddell (N.D. Ill. 2013))
Retained by Chinese defendant to defend infringement case involving four utility patents, three design patents and international fact discovery; obtained favorable settlement for Loctek during discovery after non-infringement and invalidity contentions were served (Peerless Industries v. Loctek Visual Technology (N.D. Ill. 2012))
Defended generic drug company Tolmar against infringement of patents directed to a topical for use in treating actinic keratosis. Case settled on favorable terms pre-trial (Nycomed v. Tolmar (N.J. 2012))
Defended Sandoz against infringement allegations relating to doxycycline hyclate delayed release tablets (Doryx®); case settled favorably on the eve of trial after favorable Markman ruling and convincing Plaintiffs that accused ANDA product lacked the claimed “stabilising coat” required by all claims of the Orange Book (OB) listed patents (Warner Chilcott v. Sandoz (Dist. N J 2012))
Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD, 1999
Michigan State University, BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1994
Courts / Agencies
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois