Phil Walker focuses his practice on intellectual property counseling, including the procurement and enforcement of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Phil leads "a hugely respected team delivering the complete spectrum of IP services to a diverse client roster hailing from the energy, IT and life sciences industries, among others" (Chambers USA 2020). 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. Chambers USA highlights his broad experience, noting "[Phil] acts for clients from a variety of sectors, ranging from technology to healthcare."
In addition to filing and prosecuting hundreds of patent and trademark applications to issuance, Phil 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.
Phil efficiently manages large intellectual property portfolios, advising multiple clients having over 500 registrations each. He guides clients through comprehensive domestic and international properties strategies to maximize company value and maintain competitive advantages.