Deborah A. Peacock, P.E.

Deborah A. Peacock, P.E.

Managing Partner, President/CEO


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Licensing Negotiation

Many of our clients prefer to license their idea or sell it outright rather than commercializing it themselves. However, finding the right purchaser or licensee is not easy and is full of traps. Here are some tips for those of you embarking on the journey of getting a deal for your idea.

Deborah A. Peacock, P.E.

As President and CEO of Peacock Law, Deborah Peacock specializes in IP law and transactions related to business and technology. Her expertise is in complex transactions, commercialization of leading-edge and disruptive technologies, and global branding. Her practice areas include chemical and mineral processing, mining, metallurgy, semiconductor, environmental, water treatment, oil and gas, energy, utilities, alternative energy, lasers, optics, acoustic, aerospace, outer space, food and beverage, consumer products, social media, blockchain/cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, 3-D printing, and State and Federal regulations regarding the environment, food, labeling, and export laws. Deborah is a member of the Aerospace and Outer Space Practice Group, Dental Practice Group and Trademark Practice Group. She earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Bachelor’s degree with highest honors in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. She is licensed to practice law in New Mexico, New York, and Colorado, and is a Registered Patent Attorney. She is also a registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico and Colorado.


Harvard Law School, J.D., 1985
Colorado School of Mines, B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, with highest honors, 1978

Selected Work Experience:

Peacock Law P.C., Albuquerque, NM
Managing Partner, Shareholder and President, of largest intellectual property firm in New Mexico and much of Southwest, patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, trade secrets, technology commercialization, 1995-present

Montgomery & Andrews, P.A.; Chappell & Barlow, P.C.; Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Atkin & Robb, P.A., Albuquerque, NM
Shareholder, 1988-1995; Attorney, 1985-1988
Head of Intellectual Property section; Registered Patent Attorney, patent, trademark and copyright law, environmental law and natural resources law

Kennecott Minerals Company and Kennecott Corporation, Utah Copper Division, Salt Lake City, UT and Renizon Ltd., Zeehan, Tasmania, Australia
Metallurgical Engineer, June 1977-March 1982; Front Line Supervisor; Plant Foreman; Molybdenite Flotation Foreman; Coarse Crushing Foreman; Engineer



  • Attorney, Licensed in New Mexico, New York and Colorado
  • Registered U.S. Patent Attorney, No. 31,649
  • Registered Professional Engineer (New Mexico and Colorado)

Boards & Professional Organizations:

  • THEMAC Resources Group/New Mexico Copper Corporation ($5M market cap) (Independent Director) (2014-present)
  • New Mexico Gas Company (Emera, $10B market cap) (2017-present) (Independent Director)
  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Board Member 2013-present)
  • Chair of Regents, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (2011-present) (appointment by Governor)
  • Chair, Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) (2011-2014) (appointment by Governor)
  • Mining Safety Board (2015-present) (appointment by Governor)
  • New Mexico and National Society of Professional Engineers
  • Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME)
  • Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
  • Association of Safety Engineers
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • New Mexico Angels (Private Investors for Start-Up Companies) (1998-present)
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • New Mexico Amigos
  • Women Corporate Directors (Greater New Mexico Chapter) (2014-present)
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) (Governance Fellow)
  • Belizean Grove
  • International Women’s Forum (New York and New Mexico)
  • Emera Technologies, LLC (2018-present) (Independent Director)
  • Banyan Infrastructure (blockchain) Advisory Board (2018-present)

Professional/Community Recognition & Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV (highest rating) (2006-present) AV®
  • Super Lawyer’s Recognition (2008-present)
  • Best Lawyers in America Recognition (1997-present)
  • New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Colorado School of Mines Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Engineer of the Year, NMSPE Albuquerque Chapter
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Best of the Bar Award
  • Ethics in Business Award
  • Who’s Who in Technology
  • Quality of Life Employer Award
  • Women of Distinction Award
  • Power Broker Award
  • Flywheel Venture’s Red Paperclip Award
  • Governor’s Volunteerism Award
  • YWCA Women on the Move Award


  • Contributing author in “We Got Mojo: Stories of Inspiration and Perspiration.

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