Leveraging a background in mechanical and electrical engineering, Phil develops legal strategies that protect and manage business-critical patent portfolios in alignment with clients’ business priorities.
Working with some of the world’s most innovative technology companies, Phil prepares and prosecutes US and foreign patents with a focus on wireless communications, memory technology, electronics, software (including AI and cloud computing), and complex medical and mechanical devices. Also a registered patent agent, he brings substantial experience drafting petitions, applications, expert declarations, and preparing persuasive submissions for ex parte and inter partes disputes at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Phil frequently writes, speaks, and provides commentary to media on a range of IP and technology topics. He also serves on the Emerging Technology Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
As Practice Group Leader for the Patent team, Phil leads a team of 90+ high-tech and experienced patent attorneys, agents, engineers, and specialists. The team leverages automated technology solutions and applies innovative approaches to deliver high-quality, efficient, cost-effective legal services.