Alexandria, VA – Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP, is pleased to announce that Donald R. McPhail has joined the firm’s Litigation and Post-Grant Proceedings Practice groups.
Mr. McPhail has more than 30 years of experience in intellectual property law and regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants in patent and trademark matters before the U.S. district courts and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also has extensive experience with post-grant matters before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, including post grant review and inter partes review proceedings, patent term extension applications, ex parte reexaminations, and re-issue applications, as well as in oppositions before the European Patent Office. In addition, Mr. McPhail has prosecuted patent applications and was a former examiner with the PTO.
"We are delighted to welcome Don to the firm. His extensive experience with all aspects of intellectual property law will help in opening up opportunities for the firm to grow our patent litigation trial and PTAB practices,” said Oblon Managing Partner Philippe Signore.
Mr. McPhail is experienced in counseling clients on patent portfolio development and enforcement in a wide range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals and biosimilars, regulated medical devices, semiconductor design and operation, thin film transistor manufacturing and design, voice-over-internet telephony, computer firewalls, routers and switches, network topology and message routing, LCD and LED design and operation, PECVD manufacturing processes, metal smelting furnaces, avionics, video signaling, computer software, and electronic point of sale devices.
Mr. McPhail earned his Juris Doctor from the George Mason University School of Law with a focus on patent law and obtained both his Master of Science in organic chemistry and a bachelor of science in chemistry from Duke University.