Meet Peter Snell


A breakthrough technology can rewrite the rules of an industry. I love learning and thinking about new technologies — what they do, how they do it, and their power to drive disruptive, innovative solutions. In my practice, I leverage my curiosity, technology background, and understanding of the law to help clients protect their mission-critical intellectual property through patents, trademarks, and copyrights. In courts across the country, including US district courts and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, I also litigate patent infringement, patent invalidity, and other IP disputes for clients with technology-based assets: communications systems and networks, electronics, software, Internet and mobile applications, machine learning, and medical devices. Our team is here to help you implement cost-effective strategies and achieve the best possible outcomes, whether we are helping you to capture and protect your IP, enforcing your IP rights, or defending against patent claims. 


  • JD, Fordham University

  • BSEE, summa cum laude, Rutgers University

Professional details

  • Member, Mintz Levin Patent Litigation Practice

  • New York Super Lawyers Rising Star – Intellectual Property (2012 – 2016)

Fun facts:

  • I canceled an engineering interview with Boeing to enter the legal profession.

  • As a child, I was such an avid Superman fan that relatives still gift me Superman collectibles as if I still idolize him.

  • I enjoy craft beer, especially while watching mixed martial arts.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I would be …

utilizing my electrical engineering degree or working as a general contractor.

The most unusual things in my office …

are what I refer to as “trial swag” — memorable demonstratives created to teach difficult and technological concepts to a jury in a very small amount of time.

The most valuable lesson I’ve learned in business is …

that any good business relationship is built on trust and frequent, open communication.