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Paula Brillson Phillips

Managing Attorney

Paula has 15+ years working in the tech and consumer products space as an attorney and entrepreneur. Prior to forming DLG, Paula represented some of the largest tech companies in the U.S.; negotiating and drafting fiber, data services and SaaS agreements valued up to $100M. Paula moved to Hong Kong in 1996 where she spent 8 years brokering deals between small telecom companies through her start-up, Asia Capacity Exchange. She sold her patent-pending trading platform to financier, J.H. Whitney and moved to the Philippines in 2004. There, Paula joined CNI as their Intellectual Property Counsel; drafting global trademark applications, negotiating licensing and distribution agreements and settling infringement disputes. From negotiating sound business deals to efficiently procuring and protecting IP rights to providing strategic advice to businesses, Paula is not just an attorney, she is a powerful ally.

Paula has a J.D. from Rutgers University and is admitted to practice law in New York and Washington.

Kristin Grant

Of Counsel

Kristin is an intellectual property attorney with a focus on dispute resolution. With a client base spanning a broad range of industries, she has litigated intellectual property cases in federal courts throughout the United States. Kristin represents clients in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Proceedings, Patent Trial and Appeal Board Proceedings, UDRP Proceedings, ITC/Section 337 Proceedings, Federal Court Proceedings, and Licensing Disputes.

Kristin received her BSc from Howard University, where she majored in Chemistry, her MBA from the University of Wales, and her JD from New York Law School. Kristin is a member of the New York state bar and is admitted to practice as a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Scott Barth

Business Analyst & Strategy Director

Scott has been passionate about the intersection of entrepreneurship and engineering since childhood.

His career path led to projects with large blue chip companies including Boeing Satellite Systems and Air Liquide, a French multinational supplier of industrial gases. On the side he performed copy editing services for professionals in the psychology, legal, scientific, and literary fields.

Eventually Scott gravitated toward smaller businesses to maximize his impact on the bottom line. After several years as a project manager for an electromechanical design firm, he orchestrated the company’s merger and vertical integration with a local PCB manufacturing company. Here he honed his specialty in operations by writing standard operating procedures, technical manuals, and training materials to solidify institutional. Scott’s also serves as a financial analyst and advisor for Independent Capital Management, providing operational consulting for cannabis cultivation companies as well as structuring real-estate ventures.

When he is not tinkering at his home workshop or reading, Scott is an avid outdoorsman and sailor.

Lesia Farmer

Inventor Relations
Lesia is an inventor and entrepreneur who brings a unique, informed perspective to Digital Law Group. She has over 12 years of experience in consumer product development, licensing, wholesale marketing and retailing. Her own patented “Trap Door Colander” was licensed to Farberware in 2012. Lesia is passionate about counseling inventors; providing invaluable strategic advice from product development to licensing. She generously provides free mentoring sessions to new inventors who need some direction, vendor recommendations, or are experiencing challenges. More about Lesia’s work can be found at inventingwise.com

Peter Gilman

Inventor Relations

Peter has over 30 years’ experience managing a direct mail/catalog business – selling home, electronics, health and beauty, luggage, toys, seasonal decor, clothing, accessories and as “As Seen on TV” products. He started Haband’s Direct Mail/Catalog Home Division; growing it to a $40M per year business. From sourcing products directly from China, India, Pakistan or inspecting factories or testing 1000’s of products, Peter has been a trusted partner to many leading brands (and a regular fixture at most major trade shows). Peter now works with a select group of clients to identify specific “white space” opportunities and help grow their businesses profitably.

Jeremy Gruver

IT Director

Jeremy started his journey in technology and computers at a very early age, showing an interest and heightened understanding of how things worked or could be created. At 11-years-old, he built his first computer! Jeremy dove into websites and graphics and he learned everything he could to become an expert at what he loved to do. He ventured into music, printing, marketing, brand strategy, and many other industries to enhance his skills and experience. He has lent his expertise to many companies, including Amazon, helping shape processes and productivity.