Peter Dichiara is a partner in the firm's Intellectual Property Department, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He joined the firm in 1997.
Mr. Dichiara's practice focuses on obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights, with an emphasis on the nanotechnology, electronics, communications, storage and computer industries. He has litigated patents and trade secrets relating to communication systems, computer software, storage systems, digital cameras, electronic security, hard disk drive testing technology, wireless communications, electronic circuits and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. He has also prepared infringement and validity opinions and has advised clients on portfolio strategy, risk assessment and design-around strategies. Mr. Dichiara has provided pro bono services through the Community Enterprise Project of the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School.
Mr. Dichiara was previously employed as a senior hardware engineer and a senior software engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation, where he designed CPU and I/O related logic and developed firmware. While working at Digital, he received a patent for one of his circuit designs.