Peter T. Hrubiec

Peter Hrubiec

Pete Hrubiec provides counsel on matters related to intellectual property protection and patent strategy in the technology industry. Pete advises clients in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has represented multinational Fortune 100 corporations in the aerospace, financial, and construction industries, and managed patent portfolios for a variety of mechanical and software technologies.

Prior to joining Venable, Pete worked as a patent associate at a boutique patent counseling and prosecution firm in Washington, DC. He also gained firsthand experience as a patent examiner at the USPTO, working primarily in the mechanical and aerospace fields. While at the USPTO, he reviewed and analyzed patent applications related to motors, pumps, and aerospace components.


Government Experience

  • Patent examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2016 – 2018



  • J.D. George Washington University Law School 2016
    • Publication staff member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Quarterly Journal
  • M.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering George Washington University 2013
  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering Syracuse University 2011

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office