Peter Detre is a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.
Mr. Detre specializes in complex civil litigation, with a focus on patent litigation. Mr. Detre has represented both patentees and accused infringers in cases involving a wide range of technologies.
Representative matters include:
Representation of Rambus in various patent infringement actions relating to DRAM technology.
Representation of Verizon Wireless in a patent infringement action relating to routing of cellular telephone calls.
Representation of Tumbleweed Communications Corp. in various patent infringement actions relating to software.
Representation of Northrop Grumman Corp. in a patent infringement action relating to filters for cellular phones.
Representation of Shimano Inc. in a patent infringement action relating to bicycle technology.
Mr. Detre was born in Montreal, Canada. He received his B.S. degree from McGill University (with great distinction) in 1980 and went on to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Berkeley in 1988. Mr. Detre was then an assistant professor of mathematics for three years before going to law school. He received his J.D. degree from the Yale Law School in 1994, where he was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Detre served as law clerk to the Honorable Kimba M. Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1994-95).
Mr. Detre is a member of the California Bar, the American Bar Association and the San Francisco Bar Association, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.