Peter E. Loy

Peter E. Loy


Chicago, IL

Main: 312.463.5469 Fax: 312.463.5001


Peter practices in a wide range of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patent litigation and prosecution. His background in electrical and computer engineering, which includes working as a transmission and system planning engineer, provides him with a deep understanding of the field and insight on how to best protect his clients’ intellectual property.

Peter focused on intellectual property law at the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he served as a member of the Intellectual Property Law Society and as a Note Editor for the inaugural issue of the Journal on Emerging Technologies (JET).  He also wrote blog posts for JET on topics such as the use of corpus linguistics for claim construction, and received two faculty awards for being the highest grade earner in PTO Proceedings Post-AIA and Information Technology Law.

As a law student, Peter gained valuable in-house experience working as an extern for Whirlpool Corporation’s intellectual property legal department. Prior to law school, Peter worked as a transmission engineer for a municipal public power agency in Michigan, where he focused on long-term transmission planning and compliance with NERC and FERC standards. He also worked as system planning engineer for a Regional Transmission Organization in Pennsylvania, focusing on long-term grid reliability and stability. 

Peter earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University. While at Cornell, he completed an undergraduate research project on compressed air energy storage and its uses with renewable energy and worked as a research assistant for an Energy Management System design project. Outside the classroom, Peter earned five varsity letters as a member of Cornell’s Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field teams. 

  • Cornell University
    2010, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • University of Notre Dame
    2020, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • 2021, Illinois

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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