Peter has been practicing law for 25 years at large general practice and intellectual property firms in Chicago and San Diego.  Martindale Hubble has given Peter a peer review rating of AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 (the highest rating possible) indicating that Peter's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence in general ethical standards and legal ability.  In 2009, and 2011-2017 The Daily Transcript selected him as a San Diego County Top Attorney.  In 2012-2017, Thomson Reuters voted Peter a San Diego Super Lawyer and, in 2013-2017, he was listed as one of the top lawyers in San Diego Magazine.  Peter’s practice encompasses all phases of international patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, prosecution, licensing and intellectual property counseling. He has experience with a variety of technologies, including wireless communications systems, video coding, compression and processing, Communications protocols including GSM, EDGE, UMTS technologies and CDMA2000 technologies, ad-hoc networks, peer-to-peer and adaptive streaming, baseband processing, non-cellular wireless technologies including WiFi, Bluetooth, WiMax, NFC, and GPS, digital rights management and content licensing,  ultra-fast laser applications, digital/analog circuits, broadband and embedded antennas, sensors and sensor networks, computer hardware/software, and biomedical and medical devices and diagnostic systems, bioinformatics, medical imaging, endoscopes, non-invasive fluid flow sensing, liquid metering/compensating drug delivery, external infusion devices, interferometric detection systems, surgical manipulators, instrument systems, and cutting devices.

Peter is an active member of the intellectual property and technology law community.  He is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property law and an adjunct professor of various intellectual property and technology law courses at the University of San Diego Law School and Chicago Kent School of Law.  He is also the author of the legal treatise Intellectual Property Law in Cyberspace (BNA Books [(First Edition 1999 and Second Edition 2011)] and supplements (2000, 2002, 2003 – 2007, and 2012-2016) and is a contributing author of the legal treatise Legal issues in Electronic Commerce (Captus Press, 2002 and 2005).  

Peter also has experience in law office management.  He was the chair of the San Diego/Del Mar Intellectual Property Department at Foley and Lardner, and a member of the San Diego Office Operations Committee.  He was the managing partner of the San Diego office at the intellectual property firm of Lyon & Lyon.    

Prior to his legal career, Peter worked as a design engineer and design team leader for Reuters, Inc., where he was responsible for the design and development of communications and information systems.

Peter received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University and a J.D. from the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. Mr. Albert is a member of the State Bars of California, Michigan, and Illinois, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

G. Peter Albert, Jr.

Tel: (858) 776-1548