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.