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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 60%
    1 year
  2. Mediation: 20%
    1 year
  3. Arbitration: 20%
    1 year

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Law Offices of Gale R. Peterson PLLC

16311 Axis Trail
San Antonio, TX, 78232


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197810/19/2015
DCActive 197605/24/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law197509/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2015
Texas Best LawyersTexas Best Lawyers2013
Chambers USAChambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberLaw Offices of Gale R. Peterson PLLC2014 - Present
Equity ShareholderCox & Smith, Inc.1978 - 2014
Technical Advisor to Chief Judge Howard T. MarkeyU.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-ChiefU. S. Patent & Trademark Office Board of Appeals1975 - 1975
Patent ExaminerU. S. Patent & Trademark Office1970 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fellows of the American Bar FoundationFellow2005 - Present
Society of International Business FellowsDirector1993 - Present
Society of International Business Fellows - Southwest ChapterPresident1991 - 1992
Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of TexasChairman1989 - 1990
Texas Business Hall FameDirector1986 - 2014
American Bar AssociationIP Section Leadership1975 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Served as Court-Appointed special master/technical advisor for discovery and/or claim construction in over 70 casesN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
VariousMore than 50 seminar papers, annual Federal Circuit Law Handbook (PLI), Trade Secrets in an Information Age, Understanding Biotechnology LawN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterPatent & Trade Regulation LawLL.M - Master of Laws, with highest honors1978
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJ.D. magna cum laude1975
Unviersity of NebraskaElectrical EngineeringN/A1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
VariousMore than 50 speaking engagements on IP Law Current DevelopmentsN/A