Philippe J.C. Signore is a partner in the firm's Electrical/Mechanical and Litigation Practice Groups. His practice encompasses all areas of patent law including drafting legal opinions, obtaining, licensing, and enforcing patents. His technical experience covers semiconducting devices, lasers, optical systems, telecommunications systems, electronic, optoelectronic, mechanical, and magnetic devices.
Dr. Signore received his Law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Florida, where he was awarded the Scott Memorial Award for "most outstanding experimental Physics doctoral graduate".
Dr. Signore is admitted to the District of Columbia Bar, the Virginia State Bar and is licensed to practice before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Eastern District of Virginia, the District of Columbia Superior Court and Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Virginia and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Licensing Executive Society, the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association, and the American Physical Society.
Dr. Signore is French/English bilingual. He teaches a class on U.S. patent law at the Center for International Industrial Property Studies (CEIPI) in Strasbourg, France. He has published numerous scientific articles in the areas of superconductivity, ultra low temperature physics, and magnetic materials. In 2002, Dr. Signore was the recipient of the 30th Annual Rossman Award as the author of the article in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society "that made the greatest contribution to the fields of Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights."