Scott Llewellyn’s practice involves 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. Mr. Llewellyn 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 the development and implementation of technology, as well as contentious, pre-litigation licensing and contract disputes requiring analysis of relevant technology and terms under applicable U.S. and EU standards.
Mr. Llewellyn has also successfully tried general commercial arbitration and agency matters, successfully briefed and argued various appeals in federal appellate court, and successfully tried more than 20 cases for the Denver City Attorney’s office, most of them jury trials. Mr. Llewellyn has been named a Colorado “Super Lawyer” for Intellectual Property Litigation and “Best Intellectual Property Lawyer” by Law Week Colorado, has received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell in Litigation and Intellectual Property, and is the former deputy chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group.
Mr. Llewellyn 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. Mr. Llewellyn serves on Morrison & Foerster’s pro bono committee and on the board of the Morrison & Foerster Foundation, and is also 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).
Mr. Llewellyn received a B.A. with honors from Yale and a J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan, where he served as executive articles editor for the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. After law school, Mr. Llewellyn clerked for the Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer, District of Wyoming, and the Honorable Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, Ninth Circuit. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster’s Denver office in 2003, Mr. Llewellyn practiced at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., and was an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.
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