Philip G. Hampton, II an intellectual property attorney with more than four decades of experience in patent and trademark prosecution, counseling, enforcement, and litigation, is a senior partner in Polsinelli’s Intellectual Property Department.
Hampton, II also serves as Polsinelli’s Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Oﬃcer where he works collaboratively with Polsinelli’s Chairman and Board of Directors to implement the ﬁrm’s diversity and inclusion strategies regarding recruiting, retention, and advancement of diverse lawyers.
Hampton, II has proposed and implemented innovative solutions to foster diversity and inclusion throughout his career. While serving as the Assistant Commissioner for Trademarks in the Clinton Administration, he oversaw a ﬁvefold increase in the number of black attorneys.
Hampton, II is a former President and Scholarship Committee Chairman of the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation, now the Foundation for the Advancement of Diversity in IP Law. In 2016, he was the inaugural recipient of the Diversity in Tech Award presented by the IP Section of the National Bar Association.
Hampton, II is an adjunct professor at the Howard University School of Law and has proudly mentored dozens of minority and female IP students and young lawyers.