Dispute resolution, mediations, arbitrations, med-arb, special master for discovery and Markman hearings, court technical advisor, mock Markman hearings, case evaluations and consultation, early neutral evaluation, neutral fact-finding, consulting on mediations and arbitrations, summary jury trials, expert witness, general intellectual property consulting.
Airplane pilot with instrument rating (plus time in helicopters and sailplanes), former Civil Air Patrol officer, amateur radio operator (HAM), Master Scuba Diver (Professional Associaiton of Diving Instructors (PADI)), traveled widely in Western Europe, UK, Russia (and former USSR), People's Republic of China, Japan, Hong Kong, South and Central America, Northern and West Africa, Cuba, India, Southeast Asia (Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand), Cuba, and Nepal.
My wife and I enjoy flying, travelling, sailing, scuba diving, skiing and other active sports, but my passion is woodworking (made my office desk, return, credenza, plus furniture for my daughers - changing table, crib, high-chair etc.). Plus restoring my 1947 Harley Flat Head w/ hand shift, and 1970 Karman Ghia coupe.
Licensed since 1975
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1978||05/24/2015|
|VA||Authorized to practice law||1975||03/11/2014|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Best Lawyers in America||Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Texas Super Lawyers||2015|
|Texas Best Lawyers||Texas Best Lawyers||2013|
|Chambers USA||Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business||2005|
|Managing Member||Law Offices of Gale R. Peterson PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Equity Shareholder||Cox & Smith, Inc.||1978 - 2014|
|Technical Advisor to Chief Judge Howard T. Markey||U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals (now the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)||1976 - 1978|
|Law Clerk to Walter W. Burns, Jr., Examiner-in-Chief||U. S. Patent & Trademark Office Board of Appeals||1975 - 1975|
|Patent Examiner||U. S. Patent & Trademark Office||1970 - 1976|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Fellows of the American Bar Foundation||Fellow||2005 - Present|
|Society of International Business Fellows||Director||1993 - Present|
|Society of International Business Fellows - Southwest Chapter||President||1991 - 1992|
|Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of Texas||Chairman||1989 - 1990|
|Texas Business Hall Fame||Director||1986 - 2014|
|American Bar Association||IP Section Leadership||1975 - Present|
|Various||More than 50 seminar papers, annual Federal Circuit Law Handbook (PLI), Trade Secrets in an Information Age, Understanding Biotechnology Law||N/A|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Patent & Trade Regulation Law||LL.M - Master of Laws, with highest honors||1978|
|University of Baltimore School of Law||Law||J.D. magna cum laude||1975|
|Unviersity of Nebraska||Electrical Engineering||B.S. Electrical Engineering||1970|
|Various||More than 50 speaking engagements on IP Law Current Developments||N/A|