Mr. Scott assists individuals, emerging companies and large corporations in obtaining patent protection for their ideas and in managing their patent portfolios in the U.S. and abroad. He has experience in counseling clients on devising a patent strategy to protect important technology, developing a patent program in-house, responding to charges of patent infringement, asserting patent rights, and evaluating technology and patents held by others. He also advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property including trade secret, copyright, trademark and licensing issues in order to form a comprehensive strategy.

To assist companies in asserting their patent rights and in evaluating patents, Mr. Scott has developed considerable expertise in providing written and oral opinions concerning the infringement, validity and enforceability of U.S. patents. He has experience in performing sophisticated prior art and patent searching in the U.S. and abroad for rendering these opinions, for product clearance studies, and for gathering defensive prior art.

He has prepared patent applications and evaluated patents in a wide range of disciplines including financial and payment systems, smart cards, Internet technologies, image compression, cryptography, digital and analog electronics, telecommunications, computer architecture, real-time control systems, semiconductor processing and measurement, lasers and a variety of mechanical devices.

Mr. Scott has been a registered U.S. patent attorney and member of the State Bar of California since 1995, and is also a member of the State Bar of Minnesota. He has worked as a software engineer and instructor for Teknowledge, Inc., and as a semiconductor test engineer for Megatest Corporation.

Undergraduate Degree:

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; University of California at Davis

Law Degree:

  • University of San Francisco School of Law


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  • Electronics & Telecommunications
  • SemiConductor Technologies
  • Mechanical & Medical Devices
  • Additional Expertise