Los Angeles Office

213 277-7088

Practice Areas

Patent Preparation and Prosecution
IP Due Diligence
IP Licensing
Intellectual Property Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Startup & Venture Capital
IP Risk Management
Technology Transactions


Medicinal chemistry
Process chemistry
Design patents
Medical Devices
Digital Health
Life Sciences
Engineering (mechanical, chemical, aeronautical, civil)
Green technologies

Philip A. Swain, PhD.
U.S. & Canadian Patent Agent, U.S. Trademark Agent

Dr. Philip A. Swain has been practicing in the field of Intellectual Property since 2000. Dr. Swain is a registered patent agent in Canada and the United States ,and also a registered United States trademark agent.

Expertise & Industries served

Dr. Swain assists clients in obtaining patent protection in the Life Sciences field and other various fields including mechanical and electrical inventions. Dr. Swain has drafted, prosecuted and obtained patents for a wide variety of local clients, universities, start-ups, international corporations and foreign firms. Dr. Swain provides validity, freedom-to-operate and patentability opinions and is actively involved in litigation support and IP portfolio due diligences. Dr. Swain recognizes the need for active strategic management of IP early in the development of technologies, and throughout the technology/product life-cycle.

Education & Experience

University of California, San Diego – Postdoctoral Fellow: 1992 – 1993

UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas – Postdoctoral Fellow: 1990 – 1992

The University of Salford – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Synthetic Organic Chemistry: 1986 – 1990

The University of Salford – Bachelor of Science (BSc), Chemistry and Biochemistry: 1983 – 1986

Dr. Swain was previously a patent agent with two Canadian National Law firms as well as a German Pharmaceutical company. He was the Director of IP at a clinical stage biotechnology company in Montreal. In his previous career as a medicinal chemist, Dr. Swain worked for a Boston-based biotechnology company where he invented a drug abuse vaccine for which he is named as an inventor on several patents. Dr. Swain is also an entrepreneur, an investor and a venture partner. In addition to his IP work, Dr. Swain co-founded a solar panel cleaning company, a fuel spill detection company and a virtual exerciser app. company.