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Peter A. Emmi

Peter A. Emmi

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Senior Counsel
New York, NY, USA

Peter A. Emmi
Senior Counsel
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Peter A. Emmi is an attorney who practices in Akin Gump’s Intellectual Property Department.  He has extensive experience advising corporate clients regarding mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and complex intellectual property transactional matters.  Mr. Emmi also has extensive experience litigating complex intellectual property matters, with a focus on patent litigation involving technology in the electrical engineering arts.

Mr. Emmi handles cases for clients in diverse fields, including those involved in Internet technology, telecommunications, computer hardware and software, microelectronics, biotechnology, medical devices, solar technology, and defense and aerospace equipment.

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Emmi was an Intellectual Property attorney at a premier law firm based in New York.

Mr. Emmi was named a New York Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015.  He is co-author of a book on patent law published by the Practising Law Institute entitled Intellectual Property Law Answer Bookwhich is currently in its fifth edition.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Emmi gained more than 3 years’ experience as a lead negotiator for intellectual property licenses and agreements for IBM in the Intellectual Property & Licensing group of IBM’s Headquarters division and more than 15 years’ experience as an engineer and manager for IBM in the Microelectronics division, during which time he performed such tasks as card-level electronics design and testing, software development, and semiconductor research and development.

Mr. Emmi is an inventor on several patents including U.S. Patent Nos. 6,488,778, 6,387,754, 6,278,147, 6,268,621, 6,178,660 and 6,758,223, and associated foreign counterparts.

Mr. Emmi was born in Albany, New York.  He received a B.S. in 1988 and an M.S. in 1990 in Electrical Engineering, both from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a J.D. cum laude from Pace Law School in 2004.


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