Peter is a nationally recognized leader in intellectual property law. He has been recognized by his peers as a Texas Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property litigation and one of The Best Lawyers in America in Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent. Most recently he was named "2018 Austin Litigation -- Intellectual Property 'Lawyer of the Year'" for his outstanding work in the field.  This award is given to only a single lawyer in each practice area and community each year.  He is regularly called upon to share his views on current and best IP practices at industry conferences around the country:

  • Peter J. Ayers, The Jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Is it Time to Diversify the Portfolio?, 45 AIPLA Q.J. 431 (2017)

  • The Administrative Procedure Act (APA): What PTAB Practitioners Need to Know about Administrative Law,” presented at the AIPLA Mid-Winter Institute, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Feb. 3, 2016)

  • “Statistical Analysis of Federal Circuit PTAB Decisions,” presented to the Post Grant Review committee of Intellectual Property Owner’s group, Webinar, August 2016

  • “Post Grant Review: Overview of PTAB Proceedings,” presented to the IPL Section of the State Bar of Idaho, Boise, ID, June 2016

  • “Post Grant Review: Brave New World,” presented to the IP Section of the Dallas Bar Association, Dallas, TX, December 2015

  • “AIPLA Model Jury Instructions: 2015 Updates” Internet Webinar, November 2015 “A Tectonic Shift in Patent Damages: Are Patent Portfolios About to be Crushed?”, IP Strategy Summit – IP Defense, Seattle, WA (Oct. 1, 2015)

  • “Monetizing Patents – Licensing and Ethical Issues,” Panelist, Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP) High Technology Protection Summit (July 2015)

  • “Post-Grant Patent Trials "Lessons Learned" Part I: Petition & Pre-Trial,” 19th Annual UT Advanced Patent Law Institute, Austin, Texas (Nov. 7, 2014)

  • “Strategic Use of Post-Grant Review Proceedings,” presented at the Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property at the University of Washington (July 31, 2014)

  • “To MDL or Not to MDL: Views from the Trenches,” presented at Patent Multidistrict Litigation in the Wake of the America Invents Act 2012, Dallas, Texas (Nov. 28, 2012)

  • “Streamlining patent cases in the Eastern District of Texas,” presented at the 8th Annual Advanced Litigation Course, Dallas, Texas (August 2, 2012).

  • “Hot Issues in Patent Law: Damages,” presented at the Patent Strategies CLE, San Mateo, CA (April, 2011)

  • “What’s Left of the Entire Market Value After Lucent?,” presented at the Advanced Intellectual Property Law Course, Austin, Texas (March 2010).

  • “Strategies for Going Forward from Both Sides of the Docket” presented at the 5th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course, Lake Tahoe, Nevada (July 2009).

  • “The Patent Reform Legislation Debate: Damages and Interlocutory Appeal Provisions,” presented at the AIPLA Spring Meeting, Houston, Texas (May 2008).

  • “Breaking Down The Tape:  How E-Discovery Impacts the Business of Litigation,” presented at the 3rd Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course, Lake Tahoe, Nevada (July 2007)

  • “Economics of IP Litigation,” presented at the 2007 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas (June 2007)

  • "A 'Wholistic' Approach to Claim Construction," presented at the State Bar of Texas 13th Annual Intellectual Property Law Course (San Antonio, TX, March 3-4, 2000) (available at  

  • Peter Ayers, Armed and Ready: Defeating Patent Infringement Claims by Summary Judgment, 81 J Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 421 (1999).

  • Peter Ayers, Interpreting In re Alappat with an Eye Towards Prosecution, 76 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc'y 741 (1994).

  • Peter Ayers, The Impact of In re Alappat on Software, 7 Software L. Bull 137 (1994). 


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