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Peter Chen is a partner in Covington’s Palo Alto office specializing in intellectual property litigation, and is co-head of the firm’s Patent Office Trials group focusing on America Invents Act (AIA) trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has successfully represented PTAB petitioners through final written decision, and patent owners in denials of institution, and has advised clients on PTAB strategy and policy issues.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Guest lecturer, Berkeley Law School, 2016-present

Previous Experience

  • Cadence Design Systems, Vice President of Intellectual Property and Associate General Counsel
  • Linear Technology Corporation, General Counsel
  • Keen (later known as Ingenio), General Counsel and Secretary
  • Guest lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1999–2015; Santa Clara University School of Law, 2004–2006
  • Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1998–2000
  • Member, N.D. Cal. CJRA Committee under Chief Judge Henderson, 1995–1997
  • San Francisco Bay Area Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation (2010-2013)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2010-2014)
  • Legal 500 US, Intellectual Property - Patent Litigation (2010) and Intellectual Property - Trade Secrets (2007)