BIO  Philip R. Poh


Contact
212-509-8880
phil@byrnepoh.com



Admissions
State Courts of New York

State Courts of New Jersey

United States Patent and Trademark Office



Education
Fordham University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2005

Cornell University, M. Eng. Materials Science and Engineering, 2000

Cornell University, B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, cum laude, 1999



Professional Affiliations
New York Intellectual Property Law Association
Phil Poh's practice primarily focuses on patent prosecution, where he works with clients on all aspects of domestic and foreign patent prosecution and patent portfolio development in the areas of materials science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, and business methods. He has also performed patent infringement and invalidity evaluations and due diligence investigations with regard to intellectual property.

Prior to joining the firm, Phil advised clients ranging from small companies to large corporations on helping them grow their patent portfolios. In particular, Phil assisted in the management and/or development of several large patent portfolios, each containing over 100 U.S. and foreign patent applications. He has also personally written and/or prosecuted well over 150 patent applications concerning: semiconductor devices and semiconductor fabrication, nanotechnology, magnetic materials, telecommunications and telecommunications protocols, telecommunication billing systems, financial systems, video conferencing systems, audio modeling, addressable advertising systems, and computer software.

He also successfully represented OutlookSoft Corporation in a patent infringement suit brought by Hyperion Solutions Corporation in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He, and his partner, Matt Byrne, were central to developing claim-construction, non-infringement, and invalidity positions on the case. After a five day trial, the jury determined in less than two hours that there was no infringement by OutlookSoft and that the asserted claims of the Hyperion patents were invalid.

Prior to attending law school, Phil was a research and development intern at the Hewlett-Packard Corporation, where he worked on designing and manufacturing inkjet printheads. He was also a researcher with the Ast Group at Cornell University's Department of Materials Science and Engineering from 1996 to 1999, where he worked on various projects, such as the fabrication of organic light emitting diodes.

Prior Legal Experience
WilmerHale, New York, NY, Associate/Technology Specialist 2004-2008
Fish & Neave, New York, NY, Patent Agent/Technical Advisor 2000-2004