Peyton Gilliatt is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group, where she assists in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. In particular, Peyton focuses on drafting high-quality patent applications related to various technologies, including microelectronics, semiconductor devices, IC design, control systems, and electrical power systems.
Peyton graduated from Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she served as a Notes Editor for IP Theory Journal and was a member of the S. Jay Plager Intellectual Property Inn of Court and ChIPs. She also spent several semesters participating in Maurer’s Intellectual Property Clinic where she assisted clients in patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution. Additionally, as a research assistant for Professor Mark Janis, Peyton contributed to the treatise IP and Antitrust through research and analysis of recent court decisions in the European Union and U.S. concerning trademarks and unfair competition law.
Prior to law school, Peyton attended Purdue University and received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in microelectronics and nanotechnology focused in analog integrated circuit design. While at Purdue, Peyton spent several years as an intern for Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane where she performed root cause failure analysis of microelectronics in flight systems and counterfeit detection of electronic components in support of obsolescence risk management. After completing her undergraduate program, Peyton worked for General Dynamics Electric Boat as an electrical engineer, assisting in the maintenance and modernization of electrical systems including power and control systems in U.S. Naval submarines.
Outside of her practice, Peyton enjoys spending time volunteering as a high school volleyball coach, reading, and traveling with friends and family.