Dr. Phillip V. Mitchell, Ph.D.

Professional Summary

For 10+ years prior to founding Validity, Dr. Mitchell worked as Senior VP for Acacia Research, developing portfolios for patent licensing campaigns. Previous to Acacia, he worked on R&D, medical, oil & gas and commercial projects, developing solutions in the fields of magnetics, lasers, optical imaging, optics, sensors, expert systems and seismic imaging. 


B.S. (1979), M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1987) in Solid State Physics

Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Technical Publications

16 Refereed Journal Articles, 4 Trade Magazine Articles, 2 Technology Application Papers, 1 Book Chapter, 39 Conference Presentations/Publications, 3 Gov. Contract Reports, 4 White Papers


4 Patents Issued, 4 Applications and 16 Disclosures in Adaptive Optics, Laser Ultrasonic Inspection, Optical Profilometry, Fast Steering Mirror Technology 


Howard Hughes Doctoral Fellowship (1982 - 1987)

Hughes “Recognition of Innovation & Excellence in Laser Technology & Applications” (1994)


Joslin Diabetes Center