Peter joined Sherpa Technology Group in 2017. He is a founder at and still active with Intellectual Ventures, a multi-billion-dollar fund that invest in invention and currently holds over 40,000 patents. Intellectual Asset Management magazine recently named Mr. Detkin the second most influential “IP market maker” in the world.
Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Detkin spent 8 years at Intel Corporation where he was a vice president and assistant general counsel. At Intel, Mr. Detkin was responsible for managing the patent and licensing departments, and the litigation and competition policy departments. In this role, he oversaw all aspects of patent prosecution and claims management as well as all antitrust issues. Before he joined Intel, Mr. Detkin was an intellectual property partner at the law firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto, California. Mr. Detkin was the first patent lawyer hired at this form and formed the basis of its highly successful intellectual property practice.
Mr. Detkin received his B.S.E.E. with honors in 1982 from the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering and a J.D. in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Mr. Detkin is an inactive member of the State Bars of California and New York and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.