Philip A. Irwin represents clients in intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. He combines a background in computer science with extensive trial experience—including more than a dozen trials in federal and state courts, in the International Trade Commission, and before arbitration panels—to handle clients’ most important and difficult litigation problems.
He has litigated patent, copyright, trade secret, and commercial cases involving software, hardware, wireless technology, telecommunications, and financial instruments. Mr. Irwin’s pro bono experience includes leading a team of Covington litigators representing the plaintiff class in the landmark civil rights litigation that successfully challenged New York City’s “stop and frisk” practices as racially discriminatory and unconstitutional. He also regularly represents pro bono clients in appellate cases.
- Harvard Law School, J.D., 1999
- Cornell University, A.B., 1996
Judicial Clerkship : Hon. Robert D. Sack, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2000 – 2001
Bar Admissions : New York
Representative Matters :
- Representation of Samsung in Section 337 ITC investigation involving noise suppression and echo cancellation in cell phones and other electronic devices. In the Matter of Certain Audio Processing Hardware, Software and Products Containing the Same, Inv. No. 337-TA-1026.
- Representation of Samsung in patent infringement lawsuit involving microphones in mobile devices and financial transactions on mobile devices. Sentegra, LLC v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc., et al. (S.D.N.Y.).
- Representation of Manheim, Inc. in trade secrets and software ownership litigation. Manheim, Inc. v. Bidready, LLC et al. (Sup. Ct. Fulton County, Georgia).
- Representation of Fujitsu in patent infringement litigation involving wireless network technology. Fujitsu Ltd. v. Belkin Int’l, Inc. (N.D. Cal.).
- Representation of a brokerage firm in dozens of lawsuits in federal court and in arbitration brought by customers of a former employee who confessed to perpetrating a multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme.
Memberships and Affiliations :
- Pro Bono Panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- American Bar Association
- Federal Bar Council
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