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Background

Ralph Phillips is a Principal in Fish & Richardson’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Phillips is a trial attorney experienced in all phases of litigation, and has appeared and argued in federal district court and before the United States International Trade Commission in Section 337 proceedings. In his practice, Mr. Phillips has handled cases involving diverse technologies, including LCD and plasma displays, digital televisions, computer hardware and software, semiconductor fabrication, medical devices, and turbochargers.

Before beginning his legal career, Mr. Phillips worked as a process control engineer for the International Paper Company, where he implemented supervisory control systems to automate and optimize manufacturing processes. Mr. Phillips’s work required him to understand the operation of various systems, including power generation, chemical and mechanical systems, as well as the electronics used to control them. Also, as part of his work, Mr. Phillips instructed operators on how to use the systems he designed. As a patent litigator, Mr. Phillips uses his diverse technical background and expertise, as well as his experience as an instructor, to explain technical and legal concepts in a clear and persuasive manner.

Education

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School 2000


M.S., North Carolina State University 1995
Mechanical Engineering


B.S., Pennsylvania State University 1993
Aerospace Engineering
with distinction

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania 2000
  • District of Columbia 2001

Other Distinctions

Publications

Law360, "ITC Judge Finds Vizio, AmTran Infringed LG Patent" (September 17, 2010) available at http://www.law360.com/web/articles/194807

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