skip to content
Phil McCann

Phil McCann

Partner

T (336) 378-5302
F (336) 433-7437
Overview

Phil McCann's practice focuses on intellectual property and in particular patent law.  He prosecutes patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark office and regularly advises clients on patent infringement and patent licensing issues as well as management of patent portfolios.

Mr. McCann has more than 25 years of patent experience handling Intellectual Property including patent matters in fields including specialty chemicals, polymer chemistry, tires, manufacturing equipment, pharmaceuticals, adhesives, and medical devices.

Mr. McCann also provides intellectual property counseling to a number of large corporations including patent prosecution for these companies in the United States and opposition proceedings in Europe with similar matters in the United States.

Prior to joining Smith Moore Leatherwood, Mr. McCann was Chief IP Counsel for Great Lakes Chemical Corporation in Indianapolis, after having served as a patent attorney at Clariant and Hoechst Celanese in Charlotte for 10 years. 

Achievements
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Patent Law (2018)
Thought Leadership

Published Works

Education
  • Brock University, B.S., 1974
  • Gannon University, M.S., 1977
  • University of Akron School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • Drake University, M.B.A, 1980
Admissions
  • Ohio, 1984
  • Pennsylvania, 1987
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1982
  • North Carolina, 2002
Affiliations
  • Association of Corporate Patent Counsel
DISCLAIMER

Each of our lawyer's e-mail address is provided with his or her biography. If you are not a current client of our firm, you should not e-mail our lawyers with any confidential information or any information about a specific legal matter, given that our firm may presently represent persons or companies who have interests that are adverse to you. If you are not a current client and you e-mail any lawyer in our firm, you do so without any expectation of confidentiality. We will not establish a professional relationship with you via e-mail. Instead, you should contact our firm by telephone so that we can determine whether we are in a position to consult with you about any legal matters before you share any confidential or sensitive information with us.