ABOUT THE ATTORNEYS

Pete Tormey

Managing Partner

Mr. Tormey has over 20 years of experience in product development, marketing and intellectual property protection. As a company startup veteran, he brings a unique perspective on the value of intellectual property to a small and growing business. As such, he has also delivered lectures to entrepreneurs and business executives on how to protect and leverage IP assets.

Mr. Tormey is the author of the Startup Guide to Intellectual Property.

As a patent attorney, Mr. Tormey has drafted over 100 patent applications covering software, electronics, wireless, radio, mobile applications, encryption and automation controls. His legal experience includes corporate formation, dissolutions, and international transactions.

Mr. Tormey has over 25 years experience as a design engineer and successful entrepreneur. He has an MBA in Marketing from St. Mary’s College in California, a BS Electronic Engineering from San Francisco State University (Magna Cum Laude) and a JD from J. F. Kennedy Law School.

Admissions:

State of California
US Northern District of California
US 9th Circuit
US Patent and Trademark Office.

Practice Areas
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyright
  • Business Formation
  • Franchising
  • Associated Litigation

Michael Petrin

Patent Attorney

Mr. Petrin has nearly 30 years of experience with a Fortune 500 consumer products company, starting as a research scientist with a Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of California at Davis. He has worked and patented novel bleaching, cleaning and disinfecting technologies, conducted research into biomimetic systems, enzymatic and activator chemistry, and polymer and nanotechnologies that were successfully used in number one branded consumer and professional products. he has been practicing Patent Law for over 15 years, with experience conducting competitive IP Landscapes, patentability, freedom-to-operate and white space opportunity analysis, to working with fellow scientists on invention and discovery protection, drafting, prosecution and litigation support in patent matters.

Mr. Petrin’s patent expertise includes business applications, chemical arts, foods, consumer products and formulation, devices and instrumentation, polymer technology, and nanotechnology.

Admissions:

US Northern District
State of California
US Patent and Trademark Office.

Practice Areas
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Trademarks
  • Trade Dress
  • Corporate Formation
  • Intellectual Property Strategy

Michael Kasin

Corporate Attorney

Michael Kasin has many wide-ranging interests and business experiences. Prior to law school, Mike was the owner of a successful children’s consignment store in downtown Livermore. Before that an extensive background in real estate, including a realtor, notary, and loan officer. Mike maintains his real estate license, although his focus is on business law and startups. Mike is also a playwright, producer, artistic director, and professional actor. People in the Bay Area may know him from his stage appearances for the Sonoma Shakespeare Festival, Diablo Light Opera Company, and Role Players at the Danville Village Theater. His movie credits include “The Pursuit of Happiness” with Will Smith. In his spare time you will find Mike performing, producing, or volunteering for numerous causes he believes in.

Mike received his Juris Doctorate from John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University. Having been there himself, Mike is particularly keen on helping start-ups grow, properly protecting intellectual property through, patent, trademark, and copyright, and in helping visionaries realize their dreams.

Admissions:

State of California

Practice Areas
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Trademarks
  • Contract
  • Corporate Formation
  • Intellectual Property Strategy

About Us

Antero, Tormey & Petrin is a business law firm with an emphasis on acquiring and protecting Intellectual Property. 

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info@antlegal.com

(415) 355- 4529

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101 Gregory Lane, Suite 45

Pleasant Hill CA 94523
USA