Philip Irwin represents clients in intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. He combines a background in computer science with extensive trial experience—including more than a dozen trials in federal and state courts, in the International Trade Commission, and before arbitration panels—to handle clients’ most important and difficult litigation problems. He has litigated patent, copyright, trade secret, and commercial cases involving software, hardware, wireless technology, telecommunications, and financial instruments.
Mr. Irwin’s pro bono experience includes leading a team of Covington litigators representing the plaintiff class in the landmark civil rights litigation that successfully challenged New York City’s “stop and frisk” practices as racially discriminatory and unconstitutional. He also regularly represents pro bono clients in appellate cases.