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Scott M. Daniels

Scott M. Daniels

Westerman Hattori Daniels & Adrian LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Mr. Daniels heads the firm’s litigation group, where he handles litigation matters in district courts and at the International Trade Commission. Mr. Daniels also counsels clients by providing infringement and validity opinions, as well as guiding clients’ strategies using post-grant tools such as reexamination and reissue applications.

Mr. Daniels is also the primary author of WHDA’s Reexamination Alert blog, which covers post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is often cited, referenced or quoted by publications such as Bloomberg, Reuters, IP360, Patently-O, Docket Navigator, and Foss Patents. He is also a frequent lecturer and author on reexamination and ITC issues.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Daniels was an Attorney in the General Counsel’s Office of the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Mr. Daniels is also member of a number of organizations, professional and otherwise, including the FICPI, the Licensing Executive Society, the Materials Research Society, American Chemical Society, the U.S. Chess Federation, and The Wodehouse Society.

Related Services

  • ITC Litigation
  • Post-Grant Procedures
  • Litigation
  • Interferences
  • Legal Opinions and Counseling

Related Technologies

  • Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • B.A., 1974, Carleton College, cum laude
  • J.D., 1977, Cornell University


  • District of Columbia Bar, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1987


  • Licensing Executive Society
  • Materials Research Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • U.S. Chess Federation
  • P.G. Wodehouse Society

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