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Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky

Philip G. Hampton, II, has joined Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky’s Washington, D.C., office as partner. He will work with the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, concentrating on patent and trademark counseling, litigation, and prosecution; intellectual property aspects of the Internet; and intellectual property licensing.

Hampton joins Dickstein Shapiro from the Washington, D.C., office of Gardner Carton & Douglas, where he was partner and served as a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. Prior to Gardner Carton & Douglas, Hampton was the assistant commissioner for trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As the assistant commissioner, Hampton had overall responsibility for trademark operations, and focused on restructuring the trademark registration process and improving the policies of the PTO to make them align more closely with the needs of its customers. Hampton is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Trademark Association, the National Bar Association, and the IP Section of the American Bar Association.

Hampton received his S.B. and S.M. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago, where he served as a member of its Visiting Committee from 1995 until 1998. Hampton was also named as one of Black Enterprise magazine’s top black lawyers.

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