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Peter Toren

IP Litigator

Peter Toren is an intellectual property litigator with over 30 years of experience. He is presently located in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in forms of intellectual property litigation, but specifically handles trade secret misappropriation and associated matters, as well as computer law and cybersecurity matters. Before moving back to the D.C. area, Peter was a partner in the New York office of Sidley Austin. Before that,  he was a federal prosecutor with the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (“CCIPs”) of the Criminal Division of the United States Department of Justice. Peter worked at the CCIP over eight years, and also served as Acting Deputy Chief. While with the DOJ, he was involved with a number of the first prosecutions under the Economic Espionage Act. Peter has first-chaired several patent and trademark trials and dozens of Markman, preliminary injunction and summary judgment hearings in federal courts throughout the United States. He is also the author of Intellectual Property & Computer Crime and a co-author of The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Handbook.