Phillip D. Wolfe

Associate

Philadelphia
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Overview

Phil Wolfe enlists experience as an engineer, in-depth understanding of patent law and enthusiasm for client service to grow his intellectual property practice. He has a keen interest in tailoring IP strategies to fit specific needs – an approach that necessitates learning clients’ business landscapes as well as their technology and innovation initiatives. 

Phil’s practice includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the electrical, mechanical and computer technology areas, as well as representing clients in patent litigation matters, including during discovery and summary judgment phases.

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Patent Litigation Experience

  • Representing an international construction materials company in patent litigation against competitor. This matter is ongoing.

Patent Prosecution Experience

  • Works with major communications company in developing patent portfolios to support their strategic business goals, including prosecuting foreign and domestic applications and providing counsel on filing decisions.
  • Provided legal advice to several startup companies regarding their IP rights during initial development.
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Experience

Patent Litigation Experience

  • Representing an international construction materials company in patent litigation against competitor. This matter is ongoing.
  • Representing domestic and international distributors of Pulsed Electric Field systems (PEF) as third-party defendants to a patent and trademark dispute. This matter is ongoing.

Patent Prosecution Experience

  • Works with major communications company in developing patent portfolios to support their strategic business goals, including prosecuting foreign and domestic applications and providing counsel on filing decisions.
  • Provided legal advice to several startup companies regarding their IP rights during initial development.
  • Worked with inventors, engineers and counsel to evaluate IP developed through corporate research and development.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association: Intellectual Property Section
  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
      • IP Practice in Israel Committee (January 2021 to present)

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Richard G. Andrews, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware: Judicial Intern (2019)
  • Eaton Aerospace LLC: Design Engineer (2016 to 2017)
  • Milton Roy: Product Support Engineer (2015)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 77,698
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • J.D., Intellectual Property Law concentration, Villanova University School of Law, 2020, cum laude; President, Villanova IP Society; American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation: Jan Jancin Award
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 2017, cum laude

Blog

In The Blogs

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
"Teaching Away" – A Change To This Historically Inconsistent Doctrine
By Phillip D. Wolfe
August 6, 2021
Teaching away is an important concept when considering the obviousness of a patent claim. The Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Chemours v. Daikin[1] makes it easier to find that a reference teaches away from an invention, potentially...
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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Today Is World IP Day – Make Your IP Work for You
By Phillip D. Wolfe
April 25, 2021
April 26th is World Intellectual Property Day, focusing this year on how small businesses can use intellectual property (IP) rights to build a stronger, more competitive and resilient business. To those unfamiliar with IP and its nuances...
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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Looking for Clarification on Means-Plus-Function Claiming? Here Are 4 Things You Should Know
By Phillip D. Wolfe
March 3, 2021
In Rain Computing, Inc. v. Samsung Elecs. Co., No. 2020-1646 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 2, 2021), the Federal Circuit reversed a judgment of non-invalidity and in doing so provided clarity to its post-Williamson (792 F.3d 1339 (Fed. Cir. 2015))...
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