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About Peters Verny

Peters Verny, LLP was founded as an intellectual property boutique in 1996, having its origins in San Francisco going back over 70 years ago. Since 1991 the Firm has been located in Palo Alto’s California Avenue district, near the Palo Alto Superior Court building.

Peters Verny, LLP is dedicated to providing superior quality legal services, with the communication and camaraderie of a small firm. At Peters Verny, LLP, clients receive individualized representation, direct client contact and prompt, experienced service. Each member of the firm has more than a decade of intellectual property law experience. The firm possesses technical and legal expertise in a variety of intellectual property law matters including biomedical engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, nanotechnology, electronics, mechanical technology, robotics, optics and software related applications, audio technology, semiconductor processing and design, and printing technology.

The firm specializes in patent preparation and prosecution in the U.S. and international patent offices, as well as patent licensing, related transactional matters and strategic counseling. We have significant experience in freedom to operate, due diligence, inventorship and other patent opinion matters. The firm has an active trademark and copyright practice, and counsels clients in trade secret matters as well.

Our clients include large to mid-sized corporations, start up companies, individual and academic research institutions.

Law offices of Peters Verny:
425 Sherman Ave., Suite 230
Palo Alto, California
Phone: 650.324.1677
Fax: 650.324.1678

Read more about retired partners Howard Peters and Hana Verny:


Howard M. Peters (retired)





Hana VernyHana Verny (retired)






Alston P. Jones (retired)