Phil has over a decade of experience litigating complex patent and intellectual property disputes for technology companies of all sizes. He has represented clients in all phases of litigation, from pre-litigation counseling through appeal, in jurisdictions throughout the country including the Northern District of California, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, District of Delaware, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Prior to attending law school, Phil was a software engineer, developing end-user desktop and web-based systems at a number of Bay Area technology companies. Drawing on his extensive technical experience, Phil has represented companies in matters relating to a variety of technologies including e-commerce, web and internet technologies, database systems, distributed systems, encryption, messaging and financial systems.
Phil has been repeatedly recognized as a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers. Before joining the firm, he was a member of the litigation group at an AmLaw 100 law firm. Phil received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he served as the Online Content Editor of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law - 2008
Editor, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly
B.S., Symbolic Systems
Stanford University - 2000
Member of the State Bar of California
Admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California
Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
Admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit