J. Peter Fasse

Peter Fasse is a Principal in the Boston office of Fish & Richardson. His practice emphasizes patent prosecution and client counseling in a wide variety of technologies, with an emphasis on biotechnology and other biological and medical fields as well as various “green” technologies. Peter works with clients to develop competitive worldwide patent strategies and to establish solid and defensible patent portfolios. He performs competitive patent analyses and identifies third party patent risks, and provides patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions. Peter has participated in opposing and defending patents in the European Patent Office and in U.S. litigation.

Mr. Fasse has experience in various fields including molecular biology, chemistry, microfluidic systems, medical imaging, optics, biomechanical and biomedical engineering, and various green technologies relating to microbial production of biofuels and electricity as well as wind and solar power. Specific applications relate to, e.g., human and bacterial genes and polypeptides, dental implants, tranexamic acid compositions, microfluidic analysis of fetal blood cells and circulating tumor cells, automated blood analysis systems, nucleic acid probes, tissue engineering, infusion pumps, near infrared scanning catheters, microbes that produce ethanol, laser scanning optical cytometers, lithotriptors, “biochips,” laser ablation devices, peptide and DNA vaccines, microbial fuel cells, cellulose processing for ethanol production, CO2 recycling power plants, implantable continuous drug delivery devices and microcapsules, ultrasound probes, cytokines such as IL-8 and PF4, and diagnostic and therapeutic methods for, e.g., AIDS, cancer, autism, diabetes, psoriasis, and arthritis.

In litigation and European opposition matters, Mr. Fasse has represented clients in a variety of patent infringement suits and trade secret misappropriation cases. Specific subject matter at issue included, e.g., cancer therapeutics (Erbitux), methods of treating arthritis (CTL4Ig), dental implants, hook and loop fastener systems, computer-controlled medical infusion pumps, shaving compositions, fiberglass casting material, and bacterial culture media.

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Areas of Practice 1) Patent and 2) Opinions and Strategic Counseling
Law School The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1987)
Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S.,1983)
Bar Member / Association Massachusetts State Bar Association
Most recent firm Fish & Richardson P. C.
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