Philip Dutko

Phillip Dutko

Phil Dutko advises clients on intellectual property matters, with a focus on patent litigation in the life sciences industry. Phil's practice is informed by his work developing patent applications with the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Patent Pro Bono Program and by his pre-medical education, which allow him to be an effective advocate at the intersection of science and the law.

Phil's experience in organizational leadership makes him a positive, active team member. During law school, Phil authored multiple journal-length articles on intellectual property in the pharmaceutical space, including an award-winning article elaborating on unique IP litigation trends for biopharmaceutical companies that small-molecule manufacturers typically don't experience.



  • J.D. cum laude Boston University School of Law 2023
    • Concentration in Intellectual Property and Information Law, with honors
    • Dean's Award, Patent Law
    • Dean's Award, Intellectual Property Law
    • Michael Fricklas and Donna Astion Prize in Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law (For an article on biopharmaceutical IP litigation)
    • Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar
    • Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar
    • Note editor, American Journal of Law and Medicine
    • Student advocate, Compliance Policy Clinic
  • B.S.B.A. magna cum laude University of Miami 2020
    • B.S., Health Science on the Pre-Medical Track
      • Minor: Chemistry
    • B.A., Political Science
    • Captain and president, University of Miami Hockey Club

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office



  • Patent Pro Bono Program, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts