Phil Free has more than 25 years of experience handling intellectual property litigation for his clients. He has tried cases in both federal and state courts across the country. His cases have involved virtually every legal area of intellectual property.
Phil is a registered patent attorney, handling a broad range of patent matters. His experience in litigation has taught him how lawyers attack patents in court. He translates this experience into the patent application process to get enforceable patents for his clients.
Phil has extensive experience counseling clients on trademark matters. He understands the nuances of trademark law and uses his experience to help clients protect their marks and avoid costly, time-consuming infringement lawsuits.
Phil has helped clients with copyright issues, both in litigation and by guiding them through the registration process. He routinely counsels clients on the copyright issues, helping them protect their valuable creations.
Phil has spent many years handling trade secret cases. This depth of experience gives him insight into the special requirements for both proving and defending against claims of trade secret misappropriation.
Intellectual property licensing is a frequent part of doing business, and getting the terms right can be critical to to the success of a business deal. Phil has substantial experience negotiating license agreements for his clients. He knows the terms you need to protect your interests.
After spending more than two decades leading the intellectual property groups in two of Oklahoma’s largest law firms, Phillip Free has returned to his roots. He has established his own IP boutique firm. OKC IP Law focuses on helping companies, individuals, and even other law firms with their IP matters. Phil provides his clients with the experience of a big firm partner, but passes his lower overhead along to his clients in the form of lower rates. He provides seasoned judgment and experience on litigation matters and quality, flat-rate fees for most transactional issues. Phil prides himself on sorting through complicated issues and giving solid advice to his clients without all the legalese.
Phil Free is a registered patent attorney, and he is unique in his field. He bridges the gulf between patent lawyers who simply won’t go to court, and litigation lawyers who will go to court but know nothing about intellectual property law. Phil does both and with award-winning style: he was named Oklahoma’s “Lawyer of the Year” in various IP fields for seven years straight (2014-2020), but he was also named “Litigator of the Year” in 2012 for winning a case that was named “Case of the Year” by Benchmark Litigation.