For clients innovating in technologies in the electronics, software, Internet, and medical industries, Aaron M. Peters successfully secures and protects their intellectual property nationally and internationally, and advises on options for protecting and advancing the value of their systems and design technologies. Mr. Peters’ experience extends to a wide range of technologies, including process control, gaming systems, data management, medical devices, telecommunications, optoelectronics and aviation. Clients rely on his dynamic and strategic prosecution skills, analytic ability and quick understanding to gain advantages for their business, qualities demonstrated in his training in electrical engineering.

Mr. Peters was selected for inclusion as an “Emerging Lawyer” in the January 2015–2016 editions of Emerging Lawyers Magazine, in which individuals are recognized among the top up-and-coming attorneys in Illinois.

Representative Experience

  • Conducted due diligence and freedom to operate analyses for a restaurant equipment supply company that resulted in obtaining partnership opportunities with a high profile, multinational food services company.

  • Conducted freedom to operate analyses for Fortune 100 companies, and large and small medical device companies. Exemplary subject matter of analyses include printing technologies, database management, and magnetic resonance imaging.

  • Successfully obtained patent protection for core aspects of a company’s platform technology. The company has used this platform technology to remain the leader in their industry.

  • Successfully obtained patent protection for Fortune 500 companies, large and small companies, and universities.

From multinational companies to startups, Mr. Peters has handled matters in a wide variety of technologies, including:

  • Process Control Systems
  • Electronic Gaming Systems
  • Enterprise Resource Management
  • Wireless Communications
  • Telecommunications
  • Networking Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Semiconductor Design and Fabrication
  • Optoelectronic Circuit Design
  • Optical Lithography
  • Medical Systems and Devices
  • Healthcare Information Management
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis and Algorithms
  • Aviation Components

Mr. Peters has additionally rendered invalidity and non-infringement legal opinions and counseling related to medical devices, online purchasing systems, digital encoding, ink jet cartridges, label printing devices and algorithms, and network impedance adjustment.

Background and Credentials

Aaron M. Peters skillfully prepares and prosecutes patent applications, handles patent validity and infringement analyses, patent strategy, and counseling on various intellectual property matters. His diligence and experience provides clients with high quality results that meets or exceeds client expectations.

Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Peters gained valuable experience in the legal department at EMC Corporation in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. At EMC, he was involved in prosecution, technology licensing, auditing the company's patent portfolio and assisting in litigation. This experience gave Mr. Peters insight into the interactions between innovators and legal counsel, as well as the value a business places on its intellectual property.

Mr. Peters received his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law and his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan with an academic concentration in optics and optoelectronics. While an undergraduate, he worked as a research assistant on the University of Michigan Light Detection and Ranging Project as part of a team developing optical remote sensing instrumentation for the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences department in the College of Engineering.


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Michigan (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office