Biography

Scott focuses on the litigation and trial of complex technology and life sciences IP disputes, as well as on related strategy and counseling. For more than 25 years, he has achieved successful outcomes for leading companies in a wide array of industries.

Scott currently serves as lead counsel in several patent cases in the life sciences.  Previously, he led the team that served as litigation and trial co-counsel defending Google in a multi-billion dollar patent and copyright case brought by Oracle targeting the industry-leading Android platform.  Scott’s team focused on the patent defenses, and Google secured a complete victory on all asserted patents, which Oracle did not appeal.  Scott was also a key member of a multi-defendant trial team and successfully obtained a jury verdict of non-infringement on behalf of one of the world's leading computer companies in a case involving computer network security--a case in which Scott’s client’s competitor and co-defendant lost on the same patents at trial.  For a leading U.S. based telecommunications carrier, as well its co-defendant carriers, he prevailed on a patent invalidity challenge, securing a complete victory for all defendants. In addition to his appearances in the district courts, Scott has experience before the U.S. International Trade Commission and in international and domestic arbitration of IP-intensive commercial disputes. He served as co-lead counsel on behalf of a European-based software company in multi-year arbitration and litigation with one of the largest U.S. database software companies in a case concerning FRAND royalties.

Scott’s work defending Google in the Oracle litigation earned his team Managing IP Law's Milestone Case of the Year.  In addition, Scott is ranked as a leading IP strategist named to the IAM Strategy 300 and is ranked as a leading practitioner by IAM 1000 and other directories.

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