B.Sc. (Computer Science and Applied Mathematics)
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, with distinction, 2000
B.Sc.Hons. (Computer Science)
University of the Witwatersrand, with distinction, 2001
M.S. (Computer Science)
University of the Witwatersrand, 2003
J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2006
McDermott Will & Emery, 2007 − 2010
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch, 2010 − 2015
Los Angeles District Attorney, 2015 − 2019
Robin Phillips is a trial lawyer with over a decade of litigation experience. He has tried over 30 jury trials and negotiated settlements in hundreds of cases.
Phillips litigates intellectual property matters as well as complex, high-stakes commercial cases.
Phillips began his career as a patent litigator at the international firm of McDermott Will & Emery (Am Law 100). He then practiced at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch (Am Law 200), broadening his scope to include other areas of intellectual property and complex business disputes, while maintaining a significant focus on patent litigation. Phillips has represented companies of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, and has litigated primarily against Am Law 100 firms.
Prior to founding Phillips Lex, he served as a Deputy District Attorney for 5 years at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, where he was in court every day trying cases as lead counsel, questioning witnesses, arguing motions and negotiating settlements.
Phillips has argued before the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals, and has briefed the US Supreme Court.
In addition to his law degree, Phillips holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science.
VirnetX Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. (Texas, Federal Court): Represented VirnetX in patent case against Microsoft, in which Microsoft was found to infringe patents concerning virtual private networks.
Data Network Storage Corp., v. Dell Inc. et al. (Federal Circuit): Represented Data Network Storage on appeal in patent case alleging infringement of patent concerning the transfer and storage of data in computer networks.
Lambda Optical Solutions, LLC, v. Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. et al. (Delaware, Federal Court): Represented Lambda Optical Solutions in patent case alleging infringement of patent concerning fiber-optic switches in computer networks.
Realtime Data LLC v. Blue Coat Systems Inc. et al. (Texas, Federal Court): Represented Blue Coat Systems in patent case alleging infringement of patents concerning data compression.
Seaton-Msemaji et al. v. SEIU 434B (California, State Court): Represented founders of labor union in breach of contract case.
CP Manufacturing, Inc. v. Sewell (California, Federal Court): Represented CP Manufacturing in patent case alleging infringement of patent concerning discs used in machines at recycling plants.
May S. Hasso-Serrano Family Trust et al. v. Rockwater American Municipal Fund et al. (California, State Court): Represented hedge fund in breach of contract and fraud case.
Moser v. Encore Capital Group, Inc. et al. (California, Federal Court): Represented attorney in breach of contract case.
California State Courts
District Court for the Central District of California
District Court for the Eastern District of California
District Court for the Southern District of California
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States Supreme Court