Pete Thurlow Joins Polsinelli’s Expanding New York Office

By Gene Quinn
January 26, 2016

Peter Thurlow

Peter Thurlow

Polsinelli, an Am Law 100 firm with an extensive nationwide Intellectual Property practice, welcomes Pete Thurlow to the firm as shareholder where he will practice nationally from the firm’s New York City office. Thurlow moves to Polsinelli from the New York office of an Am Law 10 firm, where he was a leader in their global patent prosecution practice.

Thurlow is a patent prosecution attorney with extensive experience in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with knowledge of the USPTO post-grant inter partes review and reexamination proceedings with a focus on medical and engineering technologies. He is the most recent IP lawyer to join Polsinelli’s growing New York office.

“Pete is a tremendous addition and helps further expand our national footprint. We are incredibly pleased to have him on our team,” said Intellectual Property Practice Chair Pat Woolley.

Thurlow is a Board of Directors member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA), the primary IP law association in New York. He is also a second-term board member of the USPTO’s Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC), which includes nine experienced patent practitioners who advise the Undersecretary of Commerce and Director on USPTO patent policies and procedures.

“Attracting Pete here is a major coup for us and we expect his presence will attract other top-notch New York lawyers to our already prominent national IP practice,” said New York Office Managing Partner Dan Flanigan, who is also chair of Polsinelli’s Real Estate & Financial Services practice.

Polsinelli’s expanding team of New York attorneys, which currently includes 20 lawyers in such practice areas as IP, real estate and real estate finance, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, and commercial litigation, will be moving to new office space in February that will initially accommodate more than 50 attorneys.

“I am thrilled to join Polsinelli, which was recently named one of four IP Litigation Powerhouses in the 2016 BTI Litigation Outlook report,” said Thurlow.

Thurlow earned his law degree from the Brooklyn Law School in 1996 and his MBA from Pace University in 1992. He had previously studied at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy where he obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1988.

Polsinelli’s Intellectual Property attorneys counsel Fortune 500 companies, mid-size public and private companies, start-ups, universities and not-for-profit research institutes on the IP challenges faced by these organizations.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 750 attorneys in 17 offices, serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally. Ranked in the top five percent of law firms for client service and top five percent of firms for innovating new and valuable services*, the firm has risen more than 100 spots in Am Law’s annual firm ranking over the past six years. The Polsinelli Intellectual Property practice is a cross-functional group of attorneys organized to service all our client’s IP needs in a variety of industries. Our attorneys handle the most complex issues facing technology and high tech companies, bioscience and life sciences companies, animal science, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, software and business methods, data, privacy, health care IT, and any of a variety of other high tech industries. *BTI Client Service A-Team 2015 and BTI Brand Elite 2015.

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Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a Patent Attorney and Editor and founder of IPWatchdog.com. Gene is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course and an attorney with Widerman Malek. Gene’s specialty is in the area of strategic patent consulting, patent application drafting and patent prosecution. He consults with attorneys facing peculiar procedural issues at the Patent Office, advises investors and executives on patent law changes and pending litigation matters, and works with start-up businesses throughout the United States and around the world, primarily dealing with software and computer related innovations. is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. CLICK HERE to send Gene a message.

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