Obituaries
— Class of 1995

Jan, 2022

Peter J. Wied ’95, of Los Angeles; June 28. Following Brown, he attended Harvard School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar Association in 1998. His law career spanned more than 20 years, during which time he represented patent litigation clients at Alschuler Grossman Stein & Kahn LLP; Paul Hastings, LLP; Goodwin Proctor, LLP; and LTL Attorneys before he joined Nixon Peabody as a partner in 2018. He traveled regularly to China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong from his offices in Los Angeles for the fact discovery portion of patent cases and enjoyed building relationships with his international colleagues and clients. He represented clients before U.S. district courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as in international arbitration. His most high profile case was decided in favor of his team’s client Quanta Computer on June 9, 2008, after eight years of preparation. While at Brown, he was the editor-in-chief of the Critical Review. At Harvard, he served as the managing editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. He was elected to Sigma Xi Honor Society and was known as “the professor” to his colleagues. He is survived by his father, grandmother, sister, brother, and two nieces. 

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