Phillip is an experienced patent litigator. He has participated in every stage of a patent case and has represented clients across a wide array of technology (software/electronic arts to biotech/pharma). Phillip has appeared before numerous federal district courts, the Patent Trial Appeal Board, the International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Earlier in his career, Phillip had the honor of serving as a judicial law clerk in two federal courts – the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Currently, Phillip as in-house counsel manages a docket of patent cases with outside counsel law firms, negotiates settlement options, drafts settlement/license agreements, administers budget and cost control, and generally provides advice on legal issues impacting the company.
Prior to joining the legal profession, Phillip served in the Marine Corps and was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom II.