Peter Detre is a senior counsel in the San Francisco office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.
Mr. Detre’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation. Mr. Detre has represented both patentees and accused infringers in cases involving a wide range of technologies.
Mr. Detre was born in Montreal, Canada. He received his B.S. degree from McGill University (with great distinction) in 1980 and went on to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics from UC Berkeley in 1988. Mr. Detre was then an assistant professor of mathematics for three years before going to law school. He received his J.D. degree from the Yale Law School in 1994, where he was a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. Following graduation from law school, Mr. Detre served as law clerk to the Honorable Kimba M. Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1994-95).
Mr. Detre is a member of the California Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.