J.D., Georgetown University, 2017
B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering University of Michigan, 2011
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, E.D. Virginia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Philip Eklem is an associate in Reichman Jorgensen’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice includes patent litigation in U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Phil leverages his technical background and experience before the ITC, federal district courts, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to develop creative and effective strategies for clients, whether plaintiff or defendant.
Prior to joining the firm, Phil was an associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. His experience includes all phases of patent litigation, including pre-suit investigations, fact and expert discovery, and pre- and post-trial briefing in ITC and district court matters. Phil has also participated in inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB on behalf of petitioners and patent owners. He also has extensive experience guiding clients through all stages of patent prosecution. Phil's experience spans several areas of technology, including mechanical and electrical systems, consumer electronics, medical devices, aeronautics, automotive systems, construction machinery, and graphical user interfaces.
Phil’s career in patent law began at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where he served as a patent examiner in a mechanical art unit.