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Peter P. Chen
Partner
Silicon Valley +1 650 632 4720 pchen@cov.com Download V-card

Peter Chen is a partner in Covington’s Silicon Valley office and specializes in intellectual property litigation, with particular focus on America Invents Act (AIA) trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Mr. Chen served as an Administrative Patent Judge (APJ) from 2013-2017 at the PTO’s West Coast Regional Office and presided on nearly 200 inter partes review and Covered Business Method review proceedings, many through Final Decision, involving a wide range of technologies.

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, 2010-13 (Intellectual Property Litigation)
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2010-14
  • Legal 500 US, 2007 (Intellectual Property - Trade Secrets), 2010 (Intellectual Property - Patent Litigation)