Patent & Trademark Counsel
The firm devotes substantial time to study and experimentation in technical areas including peer-to-peer networks, privacy and payments technologies, computer network security, crypography, and more.
The firm specializes in U.S. patent law and the drafting and prosecution of patent applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition, we offer patent legal services including prior art searches and analysis, competitor patent portfolio research, legal opinions on the infringement, validity, infringement, or enforceability of patents, domestic and foreign patent legal strategy advising, and patent post-grant proceedings. The firm has prepared and prosecuted dozens of patent applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has handled foreign patent filings and examinations in patent offices around the world.
The firm provides trademark services including filing trademark applications at the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, advising on state and federal trademark law, trademark search, trademark watch services, and legal opinions on the strength of trademarks.
Scott has been specializing in patent and IP law since law school. Scott has over a decade of experience at a large IP specialty law firm in Chicago including years at a patent litigator before shifting focus to patent prosecution. Scott has served clients in the past in technical areas including hard drives, breed-and-burn nuclear reactors, a national pharmacy chain, a major US tech company, e-commerce retailers, and a regional internet service provider.
Before legal education, Scott was a graphics engineer at ATI Research (now AMD, Inc.) supporting teams implementing graphics APIs on the Radeon graphics card hardware and GPUs. Scott's undergradute degree is in Mathematics, with a focus on geometry and computer science.
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