Peter C. Lauro

Peter C. Lauro

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (617) 912-0951
Fax: (857) 400-3777

Primary Office

Boston
131 Dartmouth Street
Suite 501
Boston, MA 02116

Secondary Office

New York
1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2005
New York, NY 10020

Peter C. Lauro

Partner

Peter C. Lauro is a seasoned patent attorney who focuses his practice in the life sciences, primarily in the biotechnology and organic chemistry fields.  He has extensive experience in the areas of patent prosecution  and  client counseling, including patent portfolio management and development as well as opinions and analyses directed to infringement, validity and freedom to operate. He negotiates strategic alliances such as licensing and related technology transactions. Peter's work also includes European opposition proceedings, interferences, and litigation.

Peter has an educational and professional background in the sciences. After earning a B.S. degree in organic chemistry, he worked as a clinical microbiologist and then for several years in the private sector as a research chemist investigating novel herbicides, plant-growth regulators and fungicides. During this time, he also did graduate work in chemistry at Rutgers University. 

This experience has augmented his legal practice in fields such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical chemistry and formulations, and materials chemistry. He has helped clients develop patent portfolios related to screening assays, diagnostics, genomics, biologics, vaccines, small molecule pharmaceuticals, clean tech and in many other areas.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Peter was a patent attorney and partner at two other Boston-area law firms and a patent attorney at a firm in New York City. In addition, he spent time in solo practice acting as a legal consultant on patent prosecution matters in the biotechnology and chemical fields for the chairman of an Intellectual Property Department for a New York law firm. This work coincided with an eight-year tenure in administration at Brown University, where he served in development and in corporate and foundation relations, working closely with faculty in the engineering, physical science and life science fields.

Credentials and Accolades

Memberships and Affiliations

Member, American Chemical Society

2016 Chair Elect, Small Chemical Business Division, American Chemical Society

Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Member, Boston Patent Law Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Dean's Advisory Counsel, Brown University School of Engineering

Education

J.D., cum laude, Temple University School of Law,  1986

Sc.B, cum honoribus in arte chemica, Brown University, 1978

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
New York
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Firm Management Positions

Boston Office Vice Managing Partner

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Clerkships

Student Intern/Clerk for the Honorable Francis L. Van Dusen, United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit ...

Peter C. Lauro is a seasoned patent attorney who focuses his practice in the life sciences, primarily in the biotechnology and organic chemistry fields.  He has extensive experience in the areas of patent prosecution  and  client counseling, including patent portfolio management and development as well as opinions and analyses directed to infringement, validity and freedom to operate. He negotiates strategic alliances such as licensing and related technology transactions. Peter's work also includes European opposition proceedings, interferences, and litigation.

Peter has an educational and professional background in the sciences. After earning a B.S. degree in organic chemistry, he worked as a clinical microbiologist and then for several years in the private sector as a research chemist investigating novel herbicides, plant-growth regulators and fungicides. During this time, he also did graduate work in chemistry at Rutgers University. 

This experience has augmented his legal practice in fields such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical chemistry and formulations, and materials chemistry. He has helped clients develop patent portfolios related to screening assays, diagnostics, genomics, biologics, vaccines, small molecule pharmaceuticals, clean tech and in many other areas.

Prior to joining Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, Peter was a patent attorney and partner at two other Boston-area law firms and a patent attorney at a firm in New York City. In addition, he spent time in solo practice acting as a legal consultant on patent prosecution matters in the biotechnology and chemical fields for the chairman of an Intellectual Property Department for a New York law firm. This work coincided with an eight-year tenure in administration at Brown University, where he served in development and in corporate and foundation relations, working closely with faculty in the engineering, physical science and life science fields.