Philip C. Strassburger
Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property & Litigation
Philip C. Strassburger is currently serving as Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property & Litigation, after having served as Vice President and General Counsel since 2012. Strassburger joined Purdue in 1999 after serving as Senior Patent Counsel at Pfizer, Inc., and as an Associate at the New York law firms of Hedman Gibson, and Bryan Cave LLP. Before he began his legal career, Strassburger practiced as a Chemical Engineer in The Netherlands.
Strassburger began his career at Purdue Pharma as Chief Patent Counsel, and was later named Vice President, Intellectual Property Counsel. At Purdue, Strassburger has worldwide responsibility for intellectual property prosecution and litigation. He has negotiated numerous acquisitions, licenses and patent settlements throughout the world. He is also responsible for all legal affairs of Purdue Pharma, including antitrust, transactional and regulatory legal matters in the United States.
Strassburger received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Tufts University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut as well as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.