John Phillips is a senior principal in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson P.C. He was previously with the firm from 1994-1999 and rejoined in 2001. His practice emphasizes inter partes and ex parte post-grant work, due diligence and freedom to operate investigations, patent opinions, and strategic patent prosecution. Mr. Phillips has extensive experience in post-grant proceedings, having appeared in over 150 proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He is also a member of the Communications Committee and Publications Sub-Committee of the PTAB Bar Association, as well as a member of the Editorial Board for the PTAB Bar Association Law Journal, a collaboration with the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property.
Mr. Phillips represents a wide range of clients, from individuals and startups to mid-sized and large corporations. His areas of technical expertise include internet-related technologies, computer software, telecommunications, electronics, medical devices, e-commerce, computer graphics, advanced materials, oceanography, hydrocarbon recovery, enterprise software systems, 3D computer graphics, electronic imaging, user-interfaces, electronic messaging, digital rights protection, database technology, computer networking, and avionics.
Mr. Phillips is involved in many charitable causes. He currently serves on the board of advisors for Workshops for Warriors, a charitable organization whose mission is to train combat veterans for careers in advanced manufacturing, and he provides pro bono legal services for adoptive parents through the Alliance for Children's Rights. He also routinely represents solo inventors on a pro bono basis, obtaining patents on inventions for magnetic shoelaces, a modified baby bottle, and an intelligent fertility thermometer, among others.
Mr. Phillips was previously general counsel for MercExchange LLC and Navlet.com Inc. (2000-2001), an associate and law clerk with Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto (1990-1993), a staff electrical engineer with Johns Hopkins University's applied physics laboratory (1988-1989) and a research & development engineer with Scripps Institution of Oceanography (1985-1988).
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