Phil is a registered patent attorney and focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications within the electrical engineering and mechanical arts, and contesting intellectual property disputes.
Phil prepares validity, infringement, freedom-to-operate, and patentability opinions, and brings substantial experience drafting petitions and replies, patent applications, invention disclosures, expert declarations, and related documents for ex parte and inter partes disputes at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Phil counsels clients ranging from small, venture-backed start-ups to multi-national companies. Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Phil was an associate at a Washington, D.C. intellectual property firm. Before that, he interned for the Honorable Chief Judge Randall R. Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Phil also worked at the Office of General Counsel for the American Red Cross conducting intellectual property enforcement efforts.
Phil has been involved in recruiting, training, and mentoring other members of the patent group. He is a member of the PR Committee for the Salt Lake City office.