Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Welcomes Partner Phillip E. Walker

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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce that Phillip E. Walker has joined the firm’s Nashville office as a partner and member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. He was previously a shareholder with the law firm Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C. in Nashville.

“We are very excited to welcome Phil to our firm,” said Firm Chairman Beau Grenier. “He is a talented lawyer with great skills and a dedication to client service. We think he will be a great fit for our firm and our clients.”

Added Thor Urness, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, “Phil is a great addition to our IP team, which includes more than 20 registered patent attorneys. Our clients will benefit from his depth of experience in all areas of IP law, particularly patent prosecution.”

“Bradley Arant Boult Cummings is highly respected for the quality of its IP practice, and I am happy to be a part of the firm,” said Walker. “I am looking forward to what the depth and breadth of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings brings to my practice, and to what that will allow me to offer to clients.”

A registered patent attorney, Mr. Walker focuses his practice on intellectual property counseling, including the procurement and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. His primary practice is patent prosecution. His work involves the evaluation and protection of complex technologies in diverse industries, including mechanical, medical, telecommunications, optical, materials, chemical, computer software, and the Internet. Mr. Walker has filed and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications, while also advising clients on the potential liability and 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.

Mr. Walker holds a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. He also earned a Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Victoria University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

For more coverage on this story, read The American Lawyer article, “Financial Litigation Hiring Heats Up, Plus More Lateral Moves” (subscription required); the Nashville Post article, “BABC names new partner in Nashville office”; and The National Law Journal article, “Movers.”

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