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PeteBilinski

Partner

"Each day, I enjoy being able to take an idea and to transform it into a valuable and protectable asset for my clients."

Overview

Biography

Pete serves as co-chair of Barclay Damon’s Patents & Prosecution Practice Area and co-team leader of the Technology, Medical Devices, Communications & Networking Technology, and Emerging Technologies Teams. With over 25 years of experience, he concentrates his practice on managing domestic and foreign patent portfolios as well as strategizing patent, trademark, and other intellectual property rights for a spectrum of clients that include Fortune 100 companies, start-ups, higher education institutions, and individuals. His practice also involves drafting validity and non-infringement opinions for clients as well as conducting due-diligence reviews of IP assets.

Pete has drafted and prosecuted over 1,500 patents before the United States Patent Office, covering various technologies that include acoustics, actuators, agriculture, air conditioning, athletic devices, automotive, aviation and aeronautics, clinical diagnostics, control and distribution systems, fluidics, immunosensors, information technology, large-scale manufacture and assembly, material science, medical devices, metallurgy, optics, noise and vibratory isolation, packaging, software, telecommunications, thin-film transport, and wind/alternative energy fields.

As a former Eastman Kodak Company design engineer and patent counsel, Pete has a deep understanding of the unique needs of corporate clients and their businesses in obtaining broad and enforceable patents.

In addition to his own practice, Pete serves as a member of the firm's Intake/Conflicts Committee.

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Patent Law, US Patent Office Relation and Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Committees Member
  • Central New York Patent Law Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • MedTech
  • Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Successfully enforced a client's federal trademark registration through a cease and desist letter and encouraged the infringer to immediately adopt a less-similar mark.
  • Represented a purchaser in its $70 million acquisition of the business assets of a California designer and manufacturer of dynamic instrumentation for vibration, shock, and pressure measurements.

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • Wall Marjama and Bilinski, LLP, Founding Partner
  • Harris Beach, PLLC, Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Eastman Kodak Company, Patent Attorney
  • Eastman Kodak Company, Senior Design Engineer

Selected Honors

  • Daily Record, Power 20 Intellectual Property List, 2021, 2022

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We're Growing in DC!

We’re excited to announce Barclay Damon’s combination with Washington DC–based Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. SLS’s 10 lawyers, three paralegals, and four administrative staff will join Barclay Damon while maintaining their current office in DC’s central business district. Our clients will benefit from SLS’s corporate, real estate, finance, and construction litigation experience and national energy-industry profile, and their clients from our full range of services.

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