Glenn W. Peterson

Top rated Intellectual Property Litigation attorney in Roseville, California

Peterson Watts Law Group, LLP
Glenn W. Peterson
Peterson Watts Law Group, LLP

Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation

Licensed in California since: 1986

Education: Pepperdine University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004

Peterson Watts Law Group, LLP

2267 Lava Ridge Court
Suite 210
Roseville, CA 95661 Visit website


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

Intellectual Property Litigation, Business Litigation
  • 80% Intellectual Property Litigation
  • 20% Business Litigation

First Admitted: 1986, California

Professional Webpage:

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 
  • EI Dorado County Superior Court
  • Eastern District of Sacramento
  • Sacramento County Superior Court
  • Federal Court Neutral Case Evaluator
  • Mediator and Judge Pro Tempore
  • Placer County Superior Court
  • Voluntary Dispute Resolution Program
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      
  • 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
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Panel Speaker, The Internet, E-Mail, and Lawyers, University of California
  • Local Lawyers Put Privacy Back Into Digital Entertainment, Sacramento Lawyer, April, 2004
  •  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.
  • Co-Author, 16th Annual Torts Practice, University of California, January, 2002
  • Protecting your Trade Secrets Just got Tougher, Sacramento Business Journal, May, 2003
  • It was Inevitable: The Clash Between "Inevitable Disclosure" Doctrine and Employment Law, Intellectual Property Today, August, 2003
  • Contributing Author, Product Liability: 50-State Handbook, West Publishing Co., 1995
  • Panel Speaker, 2003 Unfair Business Practices: B&P Code 17200 and Beyond, University of California, 2003
  • Speaker, 16th Annual Torts Practice, University of California, 2002
Educational Background:
  • 1983, U.C.L.A.; B.S., Psychology 1986
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
  • Surety Claims & Underwriters Association, Member
  • McDonough, Holland, & Allen, Board of Directors, 1996 - 1999
  • Tahoya Shores HOA, 1996 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Neutral Mediator, Eastern District Voluntary Dispute Resolution
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Member, Judiciary Committee, 1997 - 2000
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1986
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1986
  • Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra, General Counsel, 2000 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Case Evaluator, Eastern District Early Neutral Evaluation Program
  • State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Section
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1986
  • National Institute for Trial Lawyers, Member
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1986
  • International Taekwondo Council, Member
  • McDonough, Holland, & Allen, Litigation Department, Head, 2000 - 2001
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, Copyright Law Revision Committee
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Section, Forum on Franchising, Intellectual Property Section, Member
  • California, 1986
  • Sacramento County Bar Delegation, Member, Civil Procedure Committee
  • Super Lawyer, California Lawyer Magazine, 2004
  • Sacramento's Top Lawyers, Sacramento Magazine, 2016
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Life Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Top Trial Lawyers in America, 2010

Office location for Glenn W. Peterson

2267 Lava Ridge Court
Suite 210
Roseville, CA 95661

Phone: 916-749-1431


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004

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