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Philip McKay

Chair of Patent and Intellectual Property and Internet Groups
PHONE   208.388.4824
FAX   208.954.5945
EMAIL   pmckay@hawleytroxell.com
 

Philip McKay is the chair of the patent and intellectual property and internet groups. Prior to joining Hawley Troxell, Mr. McKay founded McKay & Hodgson, LLP, a patent firm in Monterey, California, and was senior patent counsel for a Fortune 100 Corporation. In maintaining some of the largest patent portfolios in Silicon Valley, Mr. McKay has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of domestic and foreign patent applications. With over 20 years of experience, he helps clients achieve strategic business objectives, authors non-infringement and validity opinions, and provides strategic technology licensing and portfolio management counseling to numerous companies throughout the technology sector.

In addition, as corporate patent counsel, Mr. McKay helped establish the patent program, policies, and procedures used by a Fortune 100 Corporation to create one of the largest patent portfolios in the Silicon Valley. He has also taken part in technology licensing negotiations involving companies ranging from small start-ups to some of the most well-known corporations in the world.

Mr. McKay is licensed to practice law in California, The District of Columbia, and before the USPTO.


Practice Areas

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D., 1993

USC Tax and Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Editor and Senior Editor

UNDERGRADUATE: University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Physics, cum laude, 1990

Community Activities

Veterans of Foreign Wars

American Legion


Philip McKay

Chair of Patent and Intellectual Property and Internet Groups
PHONE   208.388.4824
FAX   208.954.5945
EMAIL   pmckay@hawleytroxell.com

Biography

Philip McKay is the chair of the patent and intellectual property and internet groups. Prior to joining Hawley Troxell, Mr. McKay founded McKay & Hodgson, LLP, a patent firm in Monterey, California, and was senior patent counsel for a Fortune 100 Corporation. In maintaining some of the largest patent portfolios in Silicon Valley, Mr. McKay has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of domestic and foreign patent applications. With over 20 years of experience, he helps clients achieve strategic business objectives, authors non-infringement and validity opinions, and provides strategic technology licensing and portfolio management counseling to numerous companies throughout the technology sector.

In addition, as corporate patent counsel, Mr. McKay helped establish the patent program, policies, and procedures used by a Fortune 100 Corporation to create one of the largest patent portfolios in the Silicon Valley. He has also taken part in technology licensing negotiations involving companies ranging from small start-ups to some of the most well-known corporations in the world.

Mr. McKay is licensed to practice law in California, The District of Columbia, and before the USPTO.


Practice Areas

Education

LAW SCHOOL: University of Southern California Gould School of Law, J.D., 1993

USC Tax and Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Editor and Senior Editor

UNDERGRADUATE: University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Physics, cum laude, 1990

Community Activities

Veterans of Foreign Wars

American Legion


Memberships & Accolades

Memberships

District of Columbia, 2015

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1994

California State Bar, 1993

Northern District of California

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Accomplishments

Southern California Intellectual Property Law Award, 1992