Phillips joins as a consultant from Slaughter and May. He will be reunited with former Slaughter and May IP partner Nigel Swycher, who joined Olswang as head of technology in March.
Phillips will join the firm at the start of June. He said: “My experience is a good match for Olswang’s broad interest in the creation and exploitation of IP assets.”
Phillips is a commentator on IP law and a well-known figure among IP lawyers. He founded IP magazines Trademark World and Managing Intellectual Property as well as industry blog IPKat.