Glenn W. Peterson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Roseville, CA

Millstone Peterson & Watts LLP
 | 2267 Lava Ridge Court, Suite 210
Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916-749-1431
Fax: 916-780-8775
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (80%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Glenn W. Peterson is an attorney with Millstone Peterson & Watts LLP, which is located in Roseville, California. Mr. Peterson devotes 100 percent of his practice to litigation, with an emphasis on business litigation, business torts and franchise matters as well as copyright, trademark and intellectual property law. He has also handled a number of large investigations that have included allegations of insurance fraud, embezzlement and FTC violations.

Mr. Peterson completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1983, earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. In 1986, he received his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law. During his time there, he served as the editor-in-chief of the Pepperdine University Law Review. He was later admitted to practice throughout the state of California and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California.

The sole author of several professional papers, Mr. Peterson was also a contributing author to a book that discussed issues in product liability law throughout the United States. A sought-after lecturer, he has also served as a speaker or panel speaker at a number of seminars hosted by the University of California.

Mr. Peterson is a member of the State Bar of California Intellectual Property Law Section, the Sacramento County Bar Association, the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, the American Association for Justice and several other professional organizations. His pro bono activities include work with the Superior Courts of California in Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties as well as with the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property Litigation (80%)

Business Litigation (20%)

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Super Lawyers: 2004

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About Glenn Peterson

Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.petersonwatts.com/About/Glenn-W-Peterson.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Sacramento's Top Lawyers, Sacramento Magazine, 2016
  • Super Lawyer, California Lawyer Magazine, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
  • California, 1986
  • International Taekwondo Council, Member
  • Surety Claims & Underwriters Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • National Institute for Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Sacramento County Bar Delegation, Member, Civil Procedure Committee
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Committee, 1997 - 2000
  • State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Section
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Section, Forum on Franchising, Intellectual Property Section, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Neutral Mediator, Eastern District Voluntary Dispute Resolution
  • Federal Bar Association, Case Evaluator, Eastern District Early Neutral Evaluation Program
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, Copyright Law Revision Committee
  • Tahoya Shores HOA, 1996 - Present
  • Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, General Counsel, 2000 - Present
  • McDonough, Holland, & Allen, Litigation Department, Head, 2000 - 2001
  • McDonough, Holland, & Allen, Board of Directors, 1996 - 1999

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Service as mediator in State Court for Mandatory Settlement Conferences; Service as VDRP panelist in Federal Court, Intellectual Property disputes; Service as appointed pro bono counsel in Federal Court matters 
  • Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program
  • Eastern District of Sacramento
  • Federal Court Neutral Case Evaluator
  • Placer County Superior Court
  • EI Dorado County Superior Court
  • Sacramento County Superior Court
  • Mediator and Judge Pro Tempore

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Local Lawyers Put Privacy Back Into Digital Entertainment, Sacramento Lawyer, April, 2004
  • Panel Speaker, 2003 Unfair Business Practices: B&P Code 17200 and Beyond, University of California, 2003
  • It was Inevitable: The Clash Between "Inevitable Disclosure" Doctrine and Employment Law, Intellectual Property Today, August, 2003
  • Protecting your Trade Secrets Just got Tougher, Sacramento Business Journal, May, 2003
  • Speaker, 16th Annual Torts Practice, University of California, 2002
  • Co-Author, 16th Annual Torts Practice, University of California, January, 2002
  • Contributing Author, Product Liability: 50-State Handbook, West Publishing Co., 1995
  •  Webinar panelist: addressed significance of published decision Altavion vs. Konica-Minolta, in which Peterson served as lead trial and appellate counsel., Panelist, Webinar: Trade Secrets: New Clout After Altavion, Intellectual Prop. Owners Assn.
  • Panel Speaker, The Internet, E-Mail, and Lawyers, University of California

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Februrary 2009- Alves vs. Sterling, Breach of Fiduc. Duty; interference (obtained defense verdict)
  • January 2010- Conte vs. Vet-Equip, Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Involuntary Dissolution of Corp
  • February 2010- Adler vs. RelyNet, Inc. Copyright Infringement; $1.2 million
  • October 2011- Altavion vs. Konica-Minolta. Misappropriation of trade secrets: $4.9 million

Representative Clients:

  • State of California, Sutter Health, Downtown Ford, Roseville Auto Mall, JTS Communities, Citizens Bank, Ethan Conrad Properties, Red Brick Pizza Worldwide, Los Rios Community College District, Cytosport (makers of Muscle Milk), Sacramento Gun Club      

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers in America, 2010

Educational Background:

  • 1983, U.C.L.A.; B.S., Psychology 1986
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Office Location for Glenn W. Peterson

2267 Lava Ridge Court
Suite 210
Roseville, CA 95661

Phone: 916-749-1431

Fax: 916-780-8775

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