University of New Hampshire

School of Law

Peter Nieves, JD ’98

Dean’s Advisory Council Member

Shareholder
Sheehan, Phinney, Bass & Green
Manchester, NH

Peter Nieves is the head of the firm’s Patent Law Group. He is an experienced patent attorney whose practice focuses on many aspects of intellectual property, including domestic and foreign preparation and prosecution of patents, domestic and foreign preparation and prosecution of trademarks, and disputes concerning patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

He regularly counsels clients and renders opinions concerning the patentability of ideas, infringement/non-infringement of patents, the validity/invalidity of patents, and the design of products and processes to avoid potential infringement assertions. He also renders opinions concerning trademarks, and provides patent litigation support.

Nieves’ prosecution experience encompasses a vast range of electrical and electromechanical technologies, mechanical technologies, medical devices, business methods, chemical and material technologies, and proper protection of functionality associated with software. He has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patents in these areas of technology and related areas.

His practice also emphasizes management of intellectual property portfolios (e.g., patent portfolios), patent licensing, counseling on intellectual property strategies, and intellectual property due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Education:
JD, UNH School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)
BSEE, State University of New York at Buffalo

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