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Peter M. Ullman is an Intellectual Property / Patent Attorney      Peter M. Ullman specializes in protecting computer-related inventions. His practice focuses on building intellectual property portfolios to create value, developing IP strategies to achieve business goals, and pre-litigation counseling to analyze third-party risk.

      With a degree in computer science from Princeton University, Peter excels at handling technologies that involve theoretical or complex subject matter. He has handled cases involving topics such as cryptography, digital rights management, relational databases, error correction encoding, and telecommunications protocols, among others.

      Peter has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications, has advised corporate executives on issues of patent infringement and validity, and has testified on behalf of a client in a patent infringement case.

      Previously a partner at a national intellectual property law firm, Peter has over 20 years of experience practicing law. His clients range from Fortune 500 companies to early stage ventures.


  • Princeton University, A.B. in computer science, 1991

  • Emporia State University, M.S. in mathematics, 2014

  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1994


  • Law office of Peter M. Ullman LLC, 2007 through present

  • Woodcock Washburn LLP, associate 1999-2004, partner 2005-07

  • New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, deputy attorney general 1995-99

  • New Jersey Courts, law clerk to appellate judge 1994-95

Publications and Achievements

  • Law Review, staff member 1992-93, associate editor 1993-94

  • Guest Lectures on IP for computer science students at Princeton University, 2002-03 and 2005

  • “Don't Overlook The Complexities of Open Source Licenses,” published on smartbiz.com, 2005 (co-author)

  • “EU Computer Directive Would Clash With US Law,” National Law Journal, Jan. 26, 2004

  • “Developments in State Constitutional Law: 1993,” Rutgers Law Journal, 1994 (contributing author)

Published Court Cases

  • New Jersey Educ. Ass’n. v. Public Employees Retirement Sys., 327 N.J. Super. 405, 743 A.2d 859 (App. Div.), certif. denied, 165 N.J. 135, 754 A.2d 1211 (2000)

  • In re Determination of Unclaimed Property Office, 156 N.J. 599, 722 A.2d 536 (1999)

  • Triano v. Division of State Lottery, 306 N.J. Super 114, 703 A.2d 333 (App Div 1997)

Professional Associations

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (registered patent attorney)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey

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