Philip Polster is Counsel at Sandberg Phoenix and has many years of experience in drafting, prosecuting and analyzing patents in wide-ranging fields. He has comprehensive experience in U.S. and international trademark registration proceedings and in patent and trademark licensing.
His industry experience includes biochemistry, polymer chemistry, electric motors and motor controls, radar systems, missile guidance, fluid flow measurement, potable water hydrants, optics, lighting fixtures, toys, internal engine cooling systems, heavy vehicle suspensions, plating processes, fire resistant coatings, dental equipment, archery equipment, subminiature fuses and glass tube manufacturing, among others.
Philip enjoys tennis, bridge, genealogy and singing in his church choir. He has been married to his wife Harriet since 1961 and has three children (two of whom are patent attorneys) and ten grandchildren.
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Former Chairman Patent Section
Missouri Bar Association
Washington University Law Quarterly, Managing Editor
J.D., Washington University School of Law, Order of the Coif
B.A. from the College of Quantitative Studies in Chemistry and Mathematics, Wesleyan University
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Rotary Club of St. Louis, Member
Former Lecturer in Law, Washington University School of Law
“Later Patents as Prior Art,” Washington University Law Quarterly (Fall 1966)