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Scott A. McKeown

Scott A. McKeown

Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

Alexandria, VA, USA


SCOTT A. McKEOWN is a member of the firm's Management Committee, and co-chairs the Post Grant Patent practice group focusing on post-grant counseling, litigation and related prosecution issues. He leads the Post Grant Patent team responsible for electronics, wireless communications, software and computer-related inventions and business methods.

Mr. McKeown handles all aspects of post-issuance proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) including patent reissue and reexamination proceedings, post grant patent trials, and appeals to the Court Of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He offers his clients comprehensive post-grant patent counseling including advice on USPTO post grant proceedings concurrent with complex International Trade Commission (ITC) and district court litigations.

Having successfully navigated USPTO post grant patent proceedings in which more than half a billion dollars was at stake, Mr. McKeown is one of the preeminent post grant practitioners in the United States. He is lead post grant counsel to some of the largest corporations in the world.

Mr. McKeown has been identified by Intellectual Asset Management as a “thought leader” and one of the world’s leading patent practitioners for adversarial post-grant USPTO patent proceedings. In addition, the Legal 500 has identified Mr. McKeown as a recommended patent attorney.

Mr. McKeown is the editor of the firm's Patents Post-Grant blog, regularly contributing insights and commentary on USPTO post-grant patent proceedings, trends, practice tips and news. He lectures and writes extensively on post-grant proceedings at the USPTO and is a member of the teaching faculty of the Practising Law Institute (PLI). Currently, Mr. McKeown is the Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA), Intellectual Property Law Section Committee 104 (Post Grant USPTO Proceedings).

A former electrical engineer, he has worked with a wide range of technologies, including computer software, wireless telecommunication protocols and network architectures, e-commerce applications, analog and digital signal processing, and consumer electronics. In the telecommunication arts, Mr. McKeown has worked extensively with IP routing and signaling protocols, ATM and wireless communication protocols. He also has a broad breadth of experience with OFDM systems, CDMA, TDMA, FSK, QAM and the 802.11 family of protocols.

In the consumer electronic arts, Mr. McKeown's practice has a strong focus in audio and video processing and display technologies, discs, signal compression and encoding schemes, recording medium formatting and construction, and many other related technologies.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

As lead patent reexamination counsel to Motorola Inc., successfully recovered significant patents of the company’s handheld device portfolio from patent reexamination. These patents are asserted against several competitors in concurrent litigation in the ITC and district courts.

As lead patent reexamination counsel to Eastman Kodak, responsible for recovering their electronic camera portfolio from patent reexamination. Concurrent litigation is pending in the ITC and district courts throughout the U.S.

As lead patent reexamination counsel to Good Technology, successfully recovered the patent portfolio from both ex parte & inter partes patent reexamination proceedings resulting in a favorable settlement of concurrent litigation with a competitor ($267.5 million).

ACCOLADES

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, named to Intellectual Asset Management Magazine’s list of the top 1000 patent attorneys in the world and selected as one of the top eighteen practitioners in the United States for post-grant proceedings

The Legal 500 U.S., noted as a Recommended Attorney (2012)

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, Virginia
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of Virginia
Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Education

Temple University School of Law, J.D.
Temple University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, with honors

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Scott A. McKeown is associated with the following items:
Treatise  Treatise Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters Foreword - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Prefiling Considerations - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Patent Owner Preliminary Response - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Discovery - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Appeals to the Federal Circuit - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Patent Owner Discovery Period, Response and Proposed Amendments - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Leahy-Smith America Invents Act - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Table of Contents - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Introduction - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Petition for Inter Partes Review - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Institution of Inter Partes Review - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Final Written Decision and Rehearing Requests - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Sanctions - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Preview of Post-Grant Review Procedures - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Hearing - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Transitional Program for Covered Business Method Patents - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Motions - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Parallel Litigation - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Patent Owner Supplemental Discovery and Reply to Opposition to Proposed Amendments - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Petitioner Discovery Period, Reply and Opposition to Proposed Amendments - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Index - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Rules of Practice Before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences in Ex Parte Appeals - Post-Grant Proceedings Before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board , Monday, June 24, 2013
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Guidance Provided by the PTAB in the First Year of Practice Under the AIA - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014 , Thursday, March 27, 2014
Web Segment  Web Segment Optimal Strategy & Tactics in the Post-Grant Trial World including Parallel Litigation Proceedings - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014 , Tuesday, April 29, 2014
PTAB Trial Conclusion - The Oral Hearing, Final Written Decision, Rehearing and Appeals to the CAFC - USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014 , Tuesday, April 29, 2014
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014: Optimal Strategy & Tactics in the Post-Grant Trial World including Parallel Litigation Proceedings - Optimal Strategy & Tactics in the Post-Grant Trial World including Parallel Litigation Proceedings , Tuesday, April 29, 2014
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014: PTAB Trial Conclusion - The Oral Hearing, Final Written Decision, Rehearing and Appeals to the CAFC - PTAB Trial Conclusion - The Oral Hearing, Final Written Decision, Rehearing and Appeals to the CAFC , Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Transcripts  Transcripts PTAB Trial Conclusion - The Oral Hearing, Final Written Decision, Rehearing and Appeals to the CAFC - PTAB Trial Conclusion - The Oral Hearing, Final Written Decision, Rehearing and Appeals to the CAFC , Tuesday, April 29, 2014
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014: PTAB Trial Conclusion - The Oral Hearing, Final Written Decision, Rehearing and Appeals to the CAFC - PTAB Trial Conclusion - The Oral Hearing, Final Written Decision, Rehearing and Appeals to the CAFC , Tuesday, April 29, 2014
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014: Optimal Strategy & Tactics in the Post-Grant Trial World including Parallel Litigation Proceedings - Optimal Strategy & Tactics in the Post-Grant Trial World including Parallel Litigation Proceedings , Tuesday, April 29, 2014
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014 , Monday, May 12, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Live Seminar  Live Seminar USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015 , Thursday, March 26, 2015 , New York, NY
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015 , Friday, April 17, 2015 , San Francisco, CA
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014 , Thursday, March 27, 2014 , New York, NY
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2014 , Monday, April 28, 2014 , San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2015 , Friday, April 17, 2015 , San Francisco, CA
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