Comprehensive intellectual property litigator
Peter Klepacz provides litigation counsel to clients with a focus on patent, trademark and copyright litigation. His litigation practice extends past intellectual property law into the intersection with commercial law and covers a variety of industries, including:
- Beverages and nutritional supplements
- Clothing and apparel
- Computer software
- Medical devices
- Commercial manufacturing
Prior to joining Quarles, Peter prosecuted patent, trademark and copyright applications, which equips him with an intimate knowledge of the statutory requirements and a special perspective on how to protect and assert intellectual property rights in litigation and appeals.
When advising clients, Peter takes a pragmatic approach and advocates practical business solutions rather than purely legal ones to achieve clients’ goals. Outcomes matter most when it comes to litigation, which is why Peter takes a results-oriented approach and uses his unique outlook of what matters most to decision makers, gained while serving as a judicial intern for the late Justice Sherly Abrahamson on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, to craft legal arguments focused on the issues and facts that matter the most.
Experience in Action
- Handles opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).
- Defends patents from invalidation in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
- Defends and asserts intellectual property rights in federal district court.
- Helped secure a finding of liability against a counterfeiter on summary judgment and secure substantial damages at trial.
- Achieved a consent agreement where party agreed to change description of products in catalog and include disclaimer stating there was no affiliation between the parties.
Professional & Civic Activities
- Judicial intern, Wisconsin Supreme Court with Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, 2019
- Registered as a Patent Attorney with the United States Patent & Trademark Office
News & Insights
- Article"Regulation of Cardiac fibroblast transformation and collagensynthesis by gain of function RAF1 mutation"Academic Surgical Congress Abstracts
- Marquette University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2020)
- Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review, managing editor
- Marquette Law Review, web editor
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award - Contract Drafting and Property Law
- University of Wisconsin - Madison (B.S., 2016)
- Majors: Biochemistry & Polish
- Certificate: Global Health
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin