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Philip B. Polster

Philip B. Polster

In Memorial: (1919 – 2009)

The late Philip B. Polster helped create the firm Sutherland, Polster & Taylor in 1958 when he joined the firm as a name partner. That firm thrived for a decade, serving clients in many different industries, and then expanded with the addition of Philip B. Polster’s son J. Philip Polster, who helped guide the firm into a new era.  Philip B. Polster was a highly respected intellectual property attorney in the legal profession and counselor to many successful companies. His son J. Philip Polster sustains that legacy today in the practice of Intellectual Property law.

Education:
Juris Doctor: Washington University School of Law, 1948; Phi Delta Phi
Bachelor of Arts: Johns Hopkins University, 1940

Admitted to Practice:
Missouri
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Activities:
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
The Missouri Bar
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Professional and Personal Profile:

During WWII, Mr. Polster served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He was a Skipper of an LCT 300 in the South Pacific. He was later listed in The Best Lawyers in America®.