Phil focuses his practice on intellectual property counseling, including the procurement and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He counsels his clients on the economic benefits and implications of intellectual property protection and litigation. Phil advises his clients in the evaluation and protection of complex technologies, including inventions in the mechanical, medical, telecommunications, optical, materials, chemical, computer software and Internet business arts.
In addition to filing and prosecuting hundreds of patent applications, he routinely advises his clients on the potential scope of patent protect available for a given idea and the potential liability, level of protection or enforceability associated with issued patents. He also counsels his clients on a wide variety of trademark, Internet, unfair competition and copyright issues, including dispute resolution, licensing, intellectual asset management and strategic counseling.
Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation; The Best Lawyers in America
American Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Tennessee Bar; Nashville Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section - Former Chair
JD, University of Kentucky College of Law (2001); BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky (1996)