ANTHONY B. PERALTA has been practicing technology and intellectual property law since 1987. He is a member of IPAP, LESP, APAA, ITECHLAW, INTA and IPAA. He was the Chairman of the Board and President of IPAA from 2007-2008. He is currently a director and Vice-President for National Affairs of Licensing Executives Society Philippines. He handles intellectual property litigation and arbitration on a range of technologies. He has assisted in the structuring of settlement agreements for technology, intellectual property and privacy cases. He has represented companies in negotiating and drafting software, hardware, internet and other information technology transactions. He has negotiated and drafted outsourcing, external service provider agreements, web based services and online subscriber agreements, including business process outsourcing agreements.
Mr. Peralta has handled and incorporated several joint ventures between foreign and domestic corporations engaged in power generation, fast-food/restaurant services, wholesale retailing, manufacturing, information technology and transport vehicle production. He handled the acquisition by the leading consumer paper corporation of the local operations of its rival company and the due diligence in relation to the possible acquisition by the same company of another takeover target. Mr. Peralta also handled the initial public offerings for the leading electrical distribution company, the leading broadcasting company and two real estate development companies as well as the international offering of the leading gold mining company.
He has appeared in various cases involving intra-corporate disputes, insolvency, corporate rehabilitation, disputed tax assessments, unfair competition, trademark and patent infringement. He was a private prosecutor in the Impeachment Case of former Pres. Estrada as well as in his Plunder Case before the Sandiganbayan.
Atty. Peralta teaches Intellectual Property Law, Land Titles & Deeds, Corporation Law, Credit Transactions and Mergers & Acquisitions at the De La Salle University College of Law. In January 7, 2014, he was awarded the Ricardo J. Romulo Professorial Chair for Commercial Law. He was accorded an Honorary Membership by the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Studies based in Vienna, Austria in 2001. He was an ASEAN Overseas Training Scholar having attended the Intellectual Property Rights-Management Training Program in Tokyo, Japan in February 2002, sponsored by the Japan Patent Office.
He was the author of the Philippine section of International Telecommunications Law, published by BNA in London, U.K. He is also a co-author of the Philippine section of Global Privacy and Security Law published by Aspen Publishers/Wolters Kluwer.
Mr. Peralta’s practice areas include: Corporate Law, Foreign Investments Law, Securities Regulation, Taxation, Patentability and Infringement Investigation and Litigation, Filing and Prosecution of Patent and Trademark Application, Licensing and Technology Transfer Agreements, Copyright Law, E-Commerce and IT Business Process Outsourcing, and Commercial Litigation.