American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section Honors Phil Cardinale with Leadership Award

Phil Cardinale, Intellectual property attorney at Smith Anderson, was recently honored with an “Outstanding Leadership” award from the American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section (ABA-IPL). The ABA-IPL advances the development and improvement of intellectual property laws and their fair and just administration. 

The ABA is the largest voluntary professional association in the world, and the ABA-IPL, founded in 1894, is the world’s largest intellectual property organization and the oldest substantive section of the ABA.

Selected from numerous individuals nominated by ABA-IPL officers and leaders, Phil received this prestigious designation during the Section’s Leadership Dinner at the ABA-IPL’s Annual Meeting and 34th Intellectual Property Conference in Arlington, Virginia. Phil has most recently chaired the ABA’s Copyright Office Affairs Committee and served as an ABA Liaison to the World Intellectual Property Organization, among other roles, and has interfaced with government officials and drafted comments on behalf of the ABA to government agencies over many years.

Phil advises technology-centric companies in all phases of growth on the management, development, commercialization and protection of their intellectual property and technology assets and assists on licensing and other strategic transactions, as well as with issues relating to privacy and data security. He also has broad experience in intellectual property rights acquisition, litigation and counseling in matters focusing on trademark, trade dress, copyright, privacy/publicity rights, e-commerce, social media and design law, as well as transactions involving these rights.


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