Practice Areas



  • Northern District of Georgia, 2006
  • State of Georgia, 2005
  • Northern District of Ohio, 2000
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1994


New England School of Law, J.D., 1994

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, B.S., Chemistry, cum laude, 1987

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Peter R. Hagerty

404.607.9991, ext. 2114

Peter Hagerty is a former in-house research chemist with Polaroid Corporation and Shipley Company, now Dow Chemical Co., who has been a patent attorney with Cantor Colburn for the past 12 years. He concentrates his practice on patent counseling and prosecution in the chemical and mechanical arts, namely, plasma chemistry and related systems; polymers; bio-fuels; pulp and paper chemistry; smart materials, semiconductor processing and materials; nanotechnology; oil and gas; metallurgy; electroluminescent materials; and bedding, among others.

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2005-present

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2001-2005

Associate, Watts, Hoffmann, Fisher, and Heinke, Cleveland, OH, 1998-2001

Research Chemist and Business Development Manager, Shipley Company, named inventor on numerous patents, 1994-1998

Research Chemist, Polaroid Corporation, named inventor for a patent, 1987 – 1994


Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Atlanta Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Board of Directors

Atlanta Patent Law Association

Georgia Bar Association, Mentor, Transition into Law Practice Program of State Bar of Georgia

Georgia Bar Intellectual Property Law Section

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)