Buchanan is a national law firm with a strong reputation for providing progressive, industry-leading legal, business, regulatory and government relations advice to our regional, national and international clients. Our 450 attorneys and government relations professionals across 17 offices proudly represent some of the highest profile and innovative companies in the nation, including 50 of the Fortune 100. While we service a wide range of clients, Buchanan has especially deep experience in the energy, finance, healthcare and life sciences industries. We bring to our clients an intimate knowledge of the players, market forces and political and regulatory landscape and use our full-service offerings to protect, defend and advance our clients’ businesses.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 825 attorneys in 21 offices. Ranked #30 for Client Service Excellence and #10 for best client relationships among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli was also named among the top 30 best-known firms in the nation . The firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation.
Phil has more than 25 years' experience as an intellectual property (IP) trial lawyer. His extensive experience includes bench and jury trials and arbitrations. He has represented clients in Hatch-Waxman (Paragraph IV) litigations, has worked in diverse industries such as graphics, visualization technologies, medical device, chemical and consumer products, and also has experience handling copyright and trademark/trade dress litigation.
In patent litigation, Phil has counseled clients on the interplay between Patent Office and district court proceedings. He has represented clients involved in proceedings in or with the Patent Office, including § 145 actions to obtain patents, ex parte and inter partes reexaminations and, with the advent of the America Invents Act, adversarial post-grant proceedings, including inter partes reviews.
Phil is the managing shareholder for Buchanan's New York City office and the former co-chair of the firm's IP Section.
Luke T. Shannon is a shareholder in the Chicago office of Polsinelli PC and a member of the firm’s Hatch-Waxman Litigation Practice Group. Luke has been practicing for more than a decade and handles all types of IP disputes. His recent focus includes cases involving small molecules, compositions and formulations, polymorphs, combinatorial chemistry, methods of treatment, and pharmaceutical salt forms.