pchassman@reedsmith.com

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Pete is a partner in Reed Smith’s IP, Tech & Data Group. His practice focuses on high-tech intellectual property litigation, commercial litigation, and intellectual property and transactional counselling.

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers USA, Texas Intellectual Property, 2014-2017
  • Named “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property, 2013-2017
  • Listed in International Asset Management Patent Litigation 250 – The World’s Leading Patent Litigators/IAM Patent 1000, 2011 - 2017
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 - 2018
  • Listed in Texas Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Named a “Texas Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2015

Notable Quotes

  • 3 May 2017 "US Strikes Out In Emergency Messaging Patents Challenges" Law360
  • 26 April 2017 "PTAB Rejects DOJ Challenge to 2 Messaging Patents" Law360
  • 19 November 2014 "8 Tips on Managing Client Expectations" Law360
  • 6 September 2014 "East Texas Still Leads in Patent Lawsuits" The Houston Chronicle

Credentials

  • Emory University School of Law, 1993, J.D., (with distinction)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 1989, B.E.E., (with highest honor)

  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • Texas Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Court of Federal Claims
  • Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit

  • Member of the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association
  • Master of the Bench of the Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Eastern District of Texas Bench and Bar Conference Planning Committee