Philip T. Sheng
  1. Counsel

Mr. Sheng is counsel in Davis Polk's Litigation Department, practicing in Northern California. His practice is focused on intellectual property litigation. He has represented clients before the International Trade Commission, federal district and appellate courts, and state courts, in matters related to life sciences and pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, semiconductor integrated circuits, smartphone and tablet displays, and related technologies. Mr. Sheng’s experience also includes serving as a law clerk to the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which has exclusive, nationwide appellate jurisdiction over cases arising under the patent laws.

Bar Admissions

  • State of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, S.D. California


  • B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University, 2005
  • J.D., Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, 2011

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2016
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Randall R. Rader, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2013-2014