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Tucson Attorney
Peter B. Goldman

Phone: 520.322.5000


Languages: Spanish, English

I practice Intellectual Property Law (IP). My practice is national and includes patent and IP litigation in technology-driven fields.

My focus is start-up and science-directed clients as well as a specialty practice in vineyard, brewery and distillery law.

I am a registered patent attorney but I do much more than write patents.  I work in concert with my clients to create value. I advise them on how best to match their long-term goals with the realities of the marketplace.  My goal for my clients is to keep them in the marketplace and out of the courts.

Social justice matters to me. I devote a significant amount of pro bono time to these issues.

My interests are books, Southwest indigenous textiles, especially Navajo weavings, and Wabanaki basket weaving. I am an avid cyclist and hiker.


  • Harvard University Frederick Sheldon Fellow
  • Guggenheim Fellow
  • Former Professor of Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies, Syracuse University

Bilingual:  Spanish, English

Practice Areas:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Business and Commercial
  • Vineyard, Brewery and Distillery Law

Representative Cases:

  • Emseal Joint Systems, Ltd, v. MM Systems Corp., Case 2018-1982 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit). Lead counsel for Appellee MM Systems.
  • Clim-A-Tech Industries, Inc. v. Wm. A. Ebert, Case IPR2017-01863 (U.S. Patent Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board). Lead counsel for Bill Ebert. See Decision Denying Institution of Inter PartesReview, Paper 13, February 12, 2018.
  • Clim-A-Tech Industries Inc. v. Wm. A. Ebert and Sunwest Supply Co., Case No. 2:15-cv-00873-GMS (D. Ariz.). Lead counsel for Bill Ebert and Sunwest Supply Co. See Claim Construction Order, Doc. 109, March 7, 2018.
  • Emseal Joint Systems, Ltd, v. MM Systems Corp., Case 1:14-cv-14706-RWZ (D. Mass.), lead counsel for Defendant MM Systems. See Claim Construction Order, Doc. 109, March 1, 2017.
  • Hammelman Wines LLC dba Sand-Reckoner Vineyards v. Aridus Wine Company, Case No. cv201500026 (Superior Court of Arizona, Cochise County) and Aridus Wine Company LLC v. Robert Hammelman, Case No. cv 2015-003926 (Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County). Lead counsel for Sand-Reckoner Vineyards and Rob Hammelman.


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • States of Arizona, Maine, and New York
  • United States District Courts of Arizona, Maine and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Circuit


  • University of Arizona College of Law, J.D.
  • Harvard University, Ph.D., Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., Biology

Honors and Awards:

  • Harvard University Frederick Sheldon Fellow
  • Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
  • Fulbright Fellow (twice)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship (twice)
  • University Scholar in Literature and History for the Graduate Division, UCLA
  • Andrew Mellon Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities, Lafayette College
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities, University of Puerto Rico
  • Dartmouth College Reynolds Scholar
  • Research Fellow, Dartmouth Medical School
  • Spanish National Archives, Madrid, Guest Research Scholar in Residence
  • National Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean, Member. Wartime observation unit in Costa Rica and, principally, Nicaragua


  • Thirty plus essays and two books as well as numerous book reviews.  Three of the essays were award winning in international competitions.

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Maine Community Law Center, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Arizona College of Law
  • Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, Judge, Textile Division
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), pro bono legal and documentation counsel
  • Member of the State Bars of Arizona, Maine and New York
  • Arizona Wine Growers Association, Member
  • Modern Language Society of America, Member

Recent Presentations:

  • Marketplace Distinction: Trademark Law, Branding and Standing Out, Seminar on Brewery and Distillery Law, National Business Institute. February 2017
  • Business Planning for Startups, University of Arizona College of Law. Spring semesters 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cultural Explorations Program, Guest Speaker: Southwestern Tapestries. June 2016
  • Protecting Your Investment: Branding and Brand Identity, Trademarks and Copyright Law, Seminar on Vineyard and Winery Law, National Business Institute. February 2016
  • State Bar of Arizona, Course on Professionalism and Ethics (with Steven L. Bossé): Attorney-Client Relations. October 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Cultural Explorations Program, Guest Speaker: A Collector’s Itinerary – Southwestern Textiles 101. June 2015
  • State Bar of Arizona, Business Section, Who Owns the IP? The Boss Who Paid for It or the Employee or Contractor Who Created It? November 2014
  • Arizona Winegrowers Association, Wine Industry Boot Camp:  Staying Legal: Protecting Your Intellectual Property; Legal Issues Related to Your Winery and Vineyard Operation. April 2014
  • State Bar of Arizona, Business Section, When Patentees Come Calling: The Reasonable Businessperson’s Response to Patent Notice and Infringement Letters. March 2014
  • Arizona Winegrowers Association, Building Your Brand: Developing, Maintaining and Growing Your Winery Brand. March 2014

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DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.

2525 East Broadway Boulevard
Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85716
United States

Law Firm Contact: Nathan Hannah

Tel: 520.322.5000



Member Since: 2019

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