Matthew Phillips

Matthew_PhillipsMatt Phillips is a founding partner of Renaissance IP Law Group, based in Portland, OR.  His practice includes handling patent disputes; advising clients facing infringement risks; developing, managing, and enforcing patent portfolios; and preparing and prosecuting patent applications for complex electronics and computer inventions.  His patent dispute experience includes pre-litigation, district court litigation, Federal Circuit appeals, arbitration, mediation, and reexamination — on behalf of both patent owners and accused infringers.  He has been recognized by Chambers USA and in The Best Lawyers in America.  He is a past president of the Oregon Patent Law Association, for which he has served on the board of directors since 2003.  He is an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School, where he teaches a patent prosecution course.

Mr. Phillips served a two-year clerkship for the Honorable Alan D. Lourie of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  His prior experience also includes working as a patent examiner and a systems engineer.  He received his law degree (with honors) from Georgetown University Law Center and his doctorate, master’s and bachelor degrees (with honors) in electrical engineering from the University of Utah.  He is admitted to practice before the PTO, the state and federal courts in Oregon, and the Federal Circuit.

Matt has taught the “Post-Grant Patent Practice: Review, Reexamination, Reissue and Supplemental Examination” course for PRG since 2009.  He co-authors the treatise provided in conjunction with the course and also co-authors a monthly column for Intellectual Property Today on post-grant patent practice.



  • Co-author, “Post-Grant Patent Practice: Review, Reexamination, Reissue, and Supplemental Examination,” Patent Resources Group (2012)
  • Co-author, “Patent Reexamination and Reissue Practice,” Patent Resources Group (2009-2011)
  • Co-author, “Changes to Reexamination under the America Invents Act,” Intellectual Property Today, 22-23, Nov. 2011
  • Co-author, “License and Settlement Agreements in Relation to Reexamination and Review Proceedings,” Intellectual Property Today, 28-31, Oct. 2011
  • Co-author, “Protests in Reissue Applications,” Intellectual Property Today, 18-19, Sep. 2011
  • Co-author, “Reexamination in Light of i4i and Therasense,” Intellectual Property Today, 22-24, Aug. 2011
  • Co-author, “Amendment Rights in Reexamination,” Intellectual Property Today, 8-9, July 2011
  • Co-author, ” Broadening Reissue:  The Recapture Rule and Material Narrowing,” Intellectual Property Today, 14-16, June 2011
  • Co-author, “Patent Reexamination and Willful Infringement,” Intellectual Property Today, 14-15, May 2011
  • Co-author, “Broadening Reissue: The Recapture Rule and Surrendered Subject Matter,” Intellectual Property Today, 30-32, Apr. 2011
  • Co-author, “Reexamination and Injunctive Relief,” Intellectual Property Today, 28-29, Mar. 2011
  • Co-author, “Reexam + Reissue = Merger, Suspension or Concurrent Prosecution,” Intellectual Property Today, 14-16, Feb. 2011
  • Co-author, “Do You Need Separate Reexamination Counsel?,” Intellectual Property Today, 12-13, Jan. 2011
  • Co-author, ” Reexam + Reissue = Merger (Usually),” Intellectual Property Today, 20-21, Dec. 2010
  • Co-author, “The Presumption of Validity after Reexamination or Reissue,” Intellectual Property Today, 30-31, Nov. 2010

Matthew Phillips
Renaissance IP Law Group
9600 SW Oak St.
Portland, OR 97223