I help technology companies aggressively enforce and defend their most valuable patents and trade secrets.

Scott’s practice focuses on complex litigation in federal and state courts around the country, with an emphasis on patent and trade secret disputes. Over the past decade, he has worked on some of the most significant, high–profile IP cases involving technology for televisions, smartphones, and self–driving cars, relying on 40 years of experience with computer hardware and software. Scott also has significant experience with business divorce cases before courts and arbitrators, involving a mix of trade secret, patent, tort, and contract claims relating to technology development and implementation.

Scott also has successfully tried general commercial arbitration and agency matters, briefed and argued various appeals in federal appellate court, and tried more than 20 cases for the Denver City Attorney’s office, most of them jury trials.

Scott also has an active pro bono practice, having worked on a variety of criminal and immigration appeals, and having represented Colorado criminal defense and mental health organizations in high–profile suits against the state of Colorado for violations of the constitutional rights of defendants.

At MoFo, Scott serves on the board of the Morrison & Foerster Foundation. In the broader legal community, he serves on the boards of the Colorado Lawyers Committee and Drop in the Bucket (a charity that builds wells and sanitation systems in sub–Saharan Africa).

After law school, Scott clerked for the Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer, District of Wyoming, and the Honorable Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, Ninth Circuit. He was also previously an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.

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Experience

  • (N.D. Cal.) Represented Uber against claims of trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement for self–driving technology, resulting in mid–trial settlement on favorable terms.

  • (N.D. Cal.) Represented U.C. Davis in suit against competing strawberry breeders for conversion and infringement of strawberry breeding and plant–patent rights, resulting in jury verdict of conversion and infringement.

  • (N.D. Ill.) Represented DISH and EchoStar against patent infringement claims for television guide technology, resulting in order invalidating asserted patent.

  • (N.D. Cal., ITC) Represented smartphone manufacturer in litigation against competitor for infringement of smartphone technology and design, resulting in jury awards totaling more than $1 billion, injunctive relief, and an ITC exclusion order.

  • (N.D. Cal.) Represented Nalco in suit against manufacturer of fluorometers for infringement of water‑treatment patent, resulting in stipulated injunction against infringement.

  • (D. Colo.) Represented D&M and Marantz against claims of patent infringement for audio processing and storage, resulting in case–dispositive claim constructions precluding infringement.

  • (E.D. Tex.) Represented EchoStar against claims of patent infringement for DVR technology, resulting in jury verdict invalidating the asserted patent.



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