Phil Goter is an Investment Manager and Legal Counsel at Omni Bridgeway. Phil leverages his extensive intellectual property expertise to advance the company’s IP initiatives and expand the company’s litigation funding presence both locally in Minneapolis, Minnesota and across the United States. Phil handles matters through the entire lifecycle of the funding relationship, including sourcing, evaluating, and monitoring IP and commercial investments through to resolution. He received his J.D. with High Distinction and Honors from The University of Iowa College of Law, where he was a Contributing Editor of the Iowa Law Review and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. He received his M.B.A. from The University of Iowa Tippie School of Management and his M.S and B.S. in Computer Science from The University of North Dakota.
With Judge Alan Albright no longer a lock for patent litigants in the Western District of Texas, prospective claimants and their counsel should be rethinking their venue selection strategies. Litigants and lawyers who previously relied on Judge Albright’s favorable procedural rules and efficient trial schedules as a proxy for more rigorous due diligence will now need to take a closer look at the merits of their cases when considering whether and where to file. For those navigating this new world order, litigation funders serve as a valuable resource. Experienced funders can offer objective advice about the strengths and weaknesses of complex patent infringement cases, strategic insights about potential litigation venues, and non-recourse financing for meritorious cases.