Areas of Practice: Patents, Trade Secrets Drafting & Prosecution, Litigation, Licensing, Opinions, and Client Counseling
Troy Petersen practices patent procurement, client counseling, and intellectual property litigation as a registered patent attorney. Mr. Petersen’s primary areas of technical focus include chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. He has experience drafting and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications. Mr. Petersen is also experienced in preparing non-infringement, validity, patentability, and freedom-to-operate analyses in the chemical, polymer, medical device, and pharmaceutical arts from both due diligence and litigation perspectives. Mr. Petersen also has experience in patent and trade secret litigation having participated in all phases including discovery, trial, and appeals.
Mr. Petersen was previously employed at the hydrocarbons plant of a major chemical company and at a drug delivery company. He also conducted research in polymer synthesis, polymer processing, and rheology in the lab of Dr. Chris Macosko at the University of Minnesota. While attending Duke University School of Law, Mr. Petersen served on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal, as a staff writer for the Duke Law and Technology Review, on the board of directors of the Duke Law Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society, and as an intellectual property research assistant for Professor Jerome Reichman. Mr. Petersen also spent a semester studying international law and intellectual property at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. Prior to joining RMSC, Mr. Petersen spent seven years practicing all aspects of patent law with the IP law firm Finnegan, LLP in Washington, D.C.
Education: Duke University School of Law (cum laude, Order of the Coif) (J.D., 2004); University of Minnesota (high distinction) (B. of Chemical Engineering, B.S. Chemistry, 2001)
Admitted: California, District of Columbia, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.