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  • Peter Machi, a licensed Patent Attorney, combines over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience with extensive education in Intellectual Property Law and Science. He taught courses in Patents and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also earned the Rebusco Prize in Astrophysics. He managed the patent portfolio for the Academy of Applied Science, and has experience in building software, biomedical, food service, and general consumer product corporations. He has worked with research and development projects in biotechnology, computer software, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering and a variety of other areas.

  • Attorney Machi is the author of numerous publications.  He is featured in IDEA, the Intellectual Property Law Review Journal of the Franklin Pierce Law Center, and is a co-author of the Textbook: Intellectual Property in Academia:  A practical guide for scientists and engineers. Taylor & Francis Publishing, (2012) ISBN 1439837007.  He speaks on various IP topics in forums around the world ranging from formal Continuing Legal Education courses to casual discussions of IP policy at the British Embassy in Helsinki, Finland.

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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 40%
  2. Intellectual Property: 35%
  3. Patent Infringement: 15%
  4. Trademark Application: 5%
  5. Copyright Application: 5%



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  • Jeannine C. Valenti

    I am pleased to endorse Attorney Peter Machi. I have seen Peter handle numerous matters related to Intellectual Property Law (Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks). Peter is the first lawyer I've met with an IP background from Franklin Pierce, and he verified what I've read from US News & World Report about the reputation of Franklin Pierce as an IP Powerhouse. Peter is sharp as a tack - He began TEACHING Intellectual Property Law at MIT at the age of 24 and was soon after involved in Figueroa v. U.S. - The legal case that brought to light the congressional patent fee diversion scandal. Most importantly I recall him saying that he does not view his job as a paycheck, but as a vocation. I've seen him live this out by always practicing law with integrity, and consistently putting his clients first.


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Peter V Machi

12217 W. North Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI, 53226


WIGood Standing200803/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rebusco Prize - AstrophysicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyN/A
Quest for the Best Invention CompetitionDial CorporationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Patent AttorneyGetPatentHelp.com2010 - Present
GAL & Adversary CounselMilwaukee County2008 - Present
Product EngineerBonAp, Inc.2007 - 2008
Director of LicensingiZotope, Inc.2005 - 2006
Teaching AssociateMassachusetts Institute Of Technology2003 - 2007
Legal Research AssociateRines & Rines2002 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of WisconsinMember2008 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2003 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Figueroa v. United StatesThe goal of the case was achieved - we drew attention to the plight of the patent office and obtained a voluntary (non-court ordered) reversal of fee diversion by Congress.
Discount Liquor, Inc. v Brook Falls Discount Liquor, LLCNegotiated a settlement after defeating defendant's motion for summary judgment.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Franklin Pierce Law CenterIntellectual PropertyLL.M - Master of Laws2007
University of New Hampshire School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Litigation Strategies for Intellectual Property - SIPLA SymposiumCurrent Intellectual Property Landscape2004