Natalie A. Phillips

Natalie Phillips is a member of Choate’s Litigation Department.  She represents a variety of clients in the life sciences, biopharmaceutical, and technology industries in commercial disputes and intellectual property matters, including patent litigation and trade secrets disputes. 

While in law school, Natalie served as a Student Attorney at the Boston University School of Law Technology Law Clinic, was Co-President of the Intellectual Property Law Society, and had a concentration in Intellectual Property & Information Law. Prior to law school, Natalie worked at a Boston law firm in the patent prosecution department.

Representative Engagements

  • Assist in representing biotechnology company in trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract dispute.
  • Advise biopharmaceutical company concerning patent portfolio and future enforcement issues.
  • Analyzed case law regarding enforcement of patents protecting model systems and advised biopharmaceutical company on portfolio strategy.
  • Advised biotechnology company regarding potential new drug product and risk of patent infringement.
  • Performed invalidity analyses of biotechnology patents and drafted opinion memorandum.
  • Assisted in representing biotechnology clients in third party challenges, including challenges at the PTAB.
  • Assist in representing pro bono client through the New England Innocence Project in clearing a wrongful conviction.

Education & Credentials

Boston University School of Law
JD, 2021, cum laude
Smith College
BA, 2016, cum laude



U.S. District Court, Massachusetts