Peter E. Gratzinger

Profile

Peter Gratzinger is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on representing technology and entertainment clients in intellectual property, antitrust and commercial disputes.

Key Representations

  • Google in a multi-patent case pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada related to numerous Google products and services for mobile phones and tablets.
  • Verizon in a multi-patent case pending in the Eastern District of Virginia related to patents covering telecommunications equipment, originally issued to Nortel Networks.
  • Rambus in a multi-patent infringement action in the Northern District of California relating to DRAM technology.
  • LG Display in its defense against a class action antitrust case stemming from allegations of price-fixing among manufacturers of display panels.
  • A developer and manufacturer of solar energy technology in its defense against allegations of patent infringement related to the manufacture of solar cells and solar cell modules.
  • dick clark productions, against a lawsuit brought by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association over the rights to the Golden Globe Awards show. The result of the trial in that case was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the "Top Verdicts" of 2012.
  • ABC in defeating an effort by CBS to enjoin the reality show "The Glass House" based on allegations of copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Mr. Gratzinger also maintains an active pro bono practice and has provided pro bono representation in various cases involving immigration, First Amendment law, election law and other issues. For example, Mr. Gratzinger tried a case in the Lancaster Immigration Court that resulted in the release from detention of a Kenyan refugee seeking political asylum. Mr. Gratzinger is on the Board of Managers of the Ketchum Downtown YMCA, a non-profit serving the downtown Los Angeles community.

Mr. Gratzinger graduated with honors from Stanford Law School in 2003. During law school, he served as executive editor of the Stanford Law Review. Mr. Gratzinger completed his first year of legal studies at New York University School of Law, where he earned the John Norton Pomeroy Prize for academic excellence.

Publications

  • "Was the Telescope Obvious? An Inquiry into Simultaneous Invention," 13 The Columbia Science and Technology Review 71 (2011)
  • "Machines and Transformations: The Past, Present, and Future Patentability of Software," 8 Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property 247 (2010)

 

Peter Gratzinger is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on representing technology and entertainment clients in intellectual property, antitrust and commercial disputes.

Key Representations

  • Google in a multi-patent case pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada related to numerous Google products and services for mobile phones and tablets.
  • Verizon in a multi-patent case pending in the Eastern District of Virginia related to patents covering telecommunications equipment, originally issued to Nortel Networks.
  • Rambus in a multi-patent infringement action in the Northern District of California relating to DRAM technology.
  • LG Display in its defense against a class action antitrust case stemming from allegations of price-fixing among manufacturers of display panels.
  • A developer and manufacturer of solar energy technology in its defense against allegations of patent infringement related to the manufacture of solar cells and solar cell modules.
  • dick clark productions, against a lawsuit brought by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association over the rights to the Golden Globe Awards show. The result of the trial in that case was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the "Top Verdicts" of 2012.
  • ABC in defeating an effort by CBS to enjoin the reality show "The Glass House" based on allegations of copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Mr. Gratzinger also maintains an active pro bono practice and has provided pro bono representation in various cases involving immigration, First Amendment law, election law and other issues. For example, Mr. Gratzinger tried a case in the Lancaster Immigration Court that resulted in the release from detention of a Kenyan refugee seeking political asylum. Mr. Gratzinger is on the Board of Managers of the Ketchum Downtown YMCA, a non-profit serving the downtown Los Angeles community.

Mr. Gratzinger graduated with honors from Stanford Law School in 2003. During law school, he served as executive editor of the Stanford Law Review. Mr. Gratzinger completed his first year of legal studies at New York University School of Law, where he earned the John Norton Pomeroy Prize for academic excellence.

Publications

  • "Was the Telescope Obvious? An Inquiry into Simultaneous Invention," 13 The Columbia Science and Technology Review 71 (2011)
  • "Machines and Transformations: The Past, Present, and Future Patentability of Software," 8 Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property 247 (2010)