Phil brings to Ocular Therapeutix more than 30 years of experience as a pharmaceutical lawyer specializing in protection of intellectual property rights and regulatory strategies. His background and education as a Chemical Engineer, in the Netherlands and U.S., provide a valuable, deep knowledge of science and technology. He began his legal career at law firms in New York, eventually landing at Pfizer where he protected pioneering drug-eluting stent technology. More recently, at Purdue Pharma, he protected sustained-release oral and patch medications through patent expiry, and was responsible for all public health initiatives. Phil holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a B.A in Philosophy from Tufts University, and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.