Peter Jensen-Haxel is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer with a passion for protecting innovation and empowering visionaries. Founder of JHLaw, Peter advises clients from solo inventors to multinational and publicly-traded corporations on a broad range of IP issues, including patent, trademark, and copyright protection, along with IP transactions and licensing.
Peter has acted from all three angles of the Silicon Valley legal ecosystem—law firm, VC in-house counsel, and startup general counsel—yielding a unique practice with exceptional insight into IP value creation.
Peter began his career at Silicon Valley’s RAPC Worldwide, growing to manage the firm’s University Avenue patent practice in Palo Alto, California. Peter acted as primary IP advisor to clients ranging from Stanford graduate students to corporate multinationals.
Transitioning to startup general counsel, Peter worked intimately with world-class engineers to architect comprehensive international IP strategy. He built a portfolio of omnibus applications protecting cloud operating platforms, cutting edge cybersecurity systems, and blockchain technologies. Peter hired and coordinated outside counsel from top global law firms, including in finance and IP licensing.
As venture capital in-house counsel, Peter was responsible for technology evaluation and due diligence focused in pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, consumer products, and cybersecurity. Peter coached portfolio companies, led executive recruiting, and managed investment portfolio litigations.
Peter received his B.S. in Physical Biochemistry from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), graduating with highest honors. As a graduate of the prestigious College of Creative Studies (CSS) within UCSB, he was granted graduate student privileges and a waiver of all class prerequisites. Peter received his J.D. from Golden Gate School of Law in San Francisco’s financial district, where he graduated in the top 7% of his class. Peter’s knowledge of IT developed through years of intimate patent work with developers, engineers, and architects.