Peter Hart, an associate in the firm’s Technology Companies and Life Sciences group, concentrates on intellectual property and technology transactions, including commercial agreements for consumer and enterprise technology companies, complex licensing and strategic collaboration arrangements, and various intellectual property issues in mergers, acquisitions, and venture capital and private equity transactions. Mr. Hart focuses his practice on advising emerging growth technology companies, and has experience counseling clients in a wide range of industries, including digital media, advertising, hospitality, and food & beverage, through intellectual property issues and commercial transactions. He joined Goodwin in 2015.

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Mr. Hart’s representative clients and transactions include:

  • PTC Inc., in its strategic partnership with Rockwell Automation, including technical collaboration, factory integration and a $1 billion investment in PTC
  • The Infatuation, in connection with a variety of commercial transactions (including partnerships with American Express, Caviar, and Coca Cola) and corporate transactions (including its acquisition of Zagat)
  • Four Seasons Hotels, for its “FS Home” e-commerce licensing initiative
  • Amper Music, in various commercial licensing transactions (including its strategic licensing arrangement with MasterCard in connection with the Grammy Awards)
  • Intrexon, in various commercial technology license agreements with cannabis producers
  • Bjarke Ingels, in his personal capacity, in his engagement as Chief Architect for WeWork
  • New Balance Athletics, in its collaboration with Strava on the New Balance Run Club
  • SharkNinja, in connection with its restructuring
  • Eloquii, in its acquisition by Walmart
  • TA Associates and Charlesbank, and their respective portfolio companies, in purchases of a variety of technology and other companies
  • Various commercial transactions for clients such as: Flashtalking; GeoSure Global; Prehype; Nanit; ViralGains; Paperless Post; Pillar Technologies; Rockport; PillPack; and Gibson Guitars
Professional Activities

Mr. Hart has lectured for Cornell Tech’s L.L.M. Program and at Columbia Law School on software licensing, software-as-a-service agreements, and issues in cloud software and other commercial agreements. He frequently presents on IP basics as part of pro bono workshops for small businesses in New York and participates in Goodwin’s Neighborhood Business Initiative programs.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Hart worked in Condé Nast’s Editorial Assets & Rights Department.

While in law school, Mr. Hart served as law clerk for the Federal Communications Commission, first in the Media Bureau and later in the Office of Chairman Julius Genachowski.

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J.D., 2013
Georgetown University
B.A., 2009
Union College



New York
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