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About me

Mr. Tormey has over fifteen years engineering design experience coupled
with ten years of marketing experience. He has worked in the
semiconductor, biomedical and biotechnology industries. Having helped
start two software companies, Mr. Tormey is uniquely qualified to
provide fast affordable intellectual property protection to young
companies and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Tormey's patent expertise includes electronics, semiconductor,
software patents and business methods. As an experienced entrepreneur,
Mr. Tormey is rare among patent attorneys because he provides solid
financial analysis on the value of patents before recommending patent

Mr. Tormey has an MBA in Marketing from St. Mary's College in
California, and a BS Electronic Engineering from San Francisco State
University (Magna Cum Laude) and a J. D. from Kennedy Law School. He is
registered to practice law in California and with the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office.

Mr. Tormey is a founding member of the Mt. Diablo Alternative Education
Foundation which provides support for alternative and continuation


Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 75%
    12 years, 125 cases
  2. Trusts: 7%
    6 years, 6 cases
  3. Business: 5%
    6 years, 5 cases
  4. Corporate: 5%
    6 years, 4 cases
  5. Other: 8%
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  • Kurt Walter Dreger

    Pete knows everything that can be known about intellectual property legal matters. He is highly skilled, personable, and truly dedicated to his clients' needs. Whenever someone asks me about a patent law matter, I refer them to Pete without hesitation.


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Contact info

Antero & Tormey LLP

201 Spear St. suite 1100
San Francisco, CA, 94105

Antero & Tormey LLP

2017 Esperanza Dr.
Concord, CA, 94519



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Magna Cum LaudeSan Francisco State University1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Patent AgentPatent Office of Peter Tormey2004 - 2010
CTOPDA Inspections1999 - 2004
Product ManagerBio Rad Laboratories1989 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Mt. Diablo Alternative Education FoundationFounder - Treasurer2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
US Patent 8638674Patented
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's College of CaliforniaMarketingMBA1998
San Francisco State UniversityElectrical EngineeringOther - Bachelors1988
John F. Kennedy University School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bootstrapper's BreakfastAmerica Invents Act2012
Monthly MeetingPrepare your Own Provisional Patent Application2011