George Phillips is a patent attorney with experience preparing hundreds of freedom to operate opinions and patent applications related to biomedical and mechanical devices. He manages a number of global patent portfolios and regularly counsels clients on post-grant issues including patent invalidity and noninfringement. He also has experience advising on intellectual property aspects of corporate transactions including portfolio analysis, market clearance, licensing, and other technology aspects of M&A transactions.
George has extensive technical knowledge handling matters related to medical and automotive technology. He advised Cardinal Health on intellectual property issues related to its acquisition of Johnson & Johnson's Cordis business, a global manufacturer of medical devices. He has prepared invalidity contentions in defense of a patent infringement action regarding stent technology. He also manages a number of worldwide patent portfolios in the autonomous vehicle, biomedical, and petroleum industries including preparation and prosecution of patent applications.
Prior to joining Jones Day, George worked for two years at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner where he handled medical device patent applications.
- April 11, 2017
Interviewing USPTO Examiners, and Understanding USPTO Workings Including the Count System
- July 29, 2015
Design Patents Awakening from their Beauty Sleep: An EU and US Overview
- University of Maryland (J.D. cum laude 2010; Associate Editor, Journal of Business and Technology Law; Vice President, Maryland Intellectual Property Law Society); New Jersey Institute of Technology, Albert Dorman Honors College (B.S. in Biomedical Engineering summa cum laude 2007; Tau Beta Pi)
- New York, New Jersey, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2010-2012)