Peter Tu, Of Counsel


PETER TU, Of Counsel

Peter Tu is Of Counsel to Kim IP. With over 25 years of experience (including 20 years of experience as in-house counsel) in intellectual property law, licensing, litigation and client counseling on corporate, employment law and other legal matters, Peter brings valuable insight and experience to providing practical, business-focused legal advice to his clients. Peter has extensive experience with patent portfolio strategy, IP due diligence, dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation and litigation), and transactional matters.

While Peter has represented clients both large and small, his practice focuses on advising entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies that have a need for IP and legal advice. Peter’s clients are in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, electronics, medical devices, and computer software. He is also admitted to the patent bar, having procured and prosecuted patents for several major corporations.

Peter graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall Law School, where he served as the Symposium Editor for the Seton Hall Law Review. Prior to law school, Peter graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Biology. Peter also earned an MBA in Finance from Seton Hall University. Peter has clerked for Justice Stewart Pollock (New Jersey Supreme Court) and Judge Leonard Garth (Third Circuit Court of Appeals). Peter also teaches as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School and Seton Hall’s Stillman School of Business (MBA Program).



Signum Biosciences, Inc. – General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer
Headed up legal function for Signum and its subsidiaries; member of Signum’s executive management team.

Moksha8 Pharmaceuticals – Vice President, Legal
Led global legal department, supporting subsidiaries and operations in Latin America, Asia, Europe and North America.

Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – Senior Director, Intellectual Property
Sole in-house counsel responsible for managing Vitae’s IP portfolio, licensing and counseling management on wide variety of legal issues.

Savient Pharmaceuticals – Associate General Counsel
Headed up global IP function; managed global patent and trademark portfolio; oversaw all patent and IP litigation.

Hoffman La Roche Inc. – Senior Counsel/Global Licensing Attorney
Responsible for pharmaceutical licensing, patent prosecution and client counseling on IP matters.

Physiome Sciences, Inc. – Director, Intellectual Property
Sole in-house attorney; responsible for licensing, patent prosecution and client counseling on wide variety of legal matters.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges – Senior Associate, Patent Litigation & Counseling Group
Practice focused on patent prosecution, licensing, intellectual property litigation, antitrust and false advertising.



Tsu-Man Peter Tu, Note, Computer Assocs. Int’l, Inc. v. Altai, Inc., 25 SETON HALL L. REV. 412 (1994).

Tsu-Man Peter Tu, Survey, Blancha v. Raymark Indus., 23 SETON HALL L. REV. 813 (1993).

Alexander M. Klibanov, Tsu-Man Tu & Kevin P. Scott, Peroxidase-Catalyzed Removal of Phenols from Coal-Conversion Waste-Waters, 221 SCIENCE 259 (1983).



Computer Assocs. v. Altai, Inc., 126 F.3d 365 (2d Cir. 1997) – represented Computer Associates in copyright litigation matter.

Exxon Research & Eng’g Co. v. United States, 265 F.3d 1371 (Fed. Cir. 2001) – represented Exxon in patent litigation matter.

Dubai Equine Hospital v. Equine Imaging, LLC et al., No. 18-cv-6925 (VSB) – represented Defendants in breach of contract litigation.



Contact Information:

Phone: 609-454-1480


129 W. Evesham Road
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043

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Education & Admissions:


J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law

MBA Finance, Seton Hall University

B.S. Chemical Engineering & B.S. Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Admitted to Practice:

New York

New Jersey

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office