Laurence & Phillips IP Law

Matt Phillips - Resume

Matt Phillips



  • Laurence & Phillips IP Law LLP, Portland, Oregon, Partner, 2017–present
  • Renaissance IP Law Group LLP, Portland, Oregon, Co-Founder, 2012–2017
  • Stoel Rives LLP, Portland, Oregon, Associate, Partner, 2003–2012
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Judicial Law Clerk to Honorable Alan D. Lourie, 2001–2003
  • Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington, D.C., Associate, 2000–2001
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Washington, D.C., Patent agent, 1998–2000
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Arlington, Virginia, Patent examiner, 1995–1998
  • Unisys Communication Systems Division, Salt Lake City, Utah, Systems engineer, 1993–1995


  • Patent Resources Group, Instructor, Post-Grant Patent Practice, 2009–present
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Adjunct Professor, Patent Prosecution, 2011–present


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2000
  • University of Utah, Degree of Elec. Engineering (doctorate), 1995
  • University of Utah, M.S., Elec. Engineering, 1995
  • University of Utah, B.S., Elec. Engineering, cum laude, 1991


  • Author of over 40 published articles and papers
  • Invited speaker to numerous bar groups nationally and internationally


  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyer in Oregon for IP, 2009–present
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, IP Litigation in Oregon, 2010–2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, Patent Law, 2013
  • Pro Bono Advocacy Award, Fed. Cir. Bar Association, 2011–2012
  • Committee Leadership Award, Fed. Cir. Bar Association, 2012


  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • U.S Court Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Virginia Bar (inactive)
  • D.C. Bar (inactive)


  • Oregon Patent Law Association, President 2007, Director 2003–2010
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association (Co-chair of PTO Committee, 2014)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers