Barnes & Thornburg LLP
As a leader, Scott administers the firm’s patent practice and serves on the firm’s management committee. As a practitioner, Scott prepares and prosecutes patent applications through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and counsels clients on the protection and development of IP. Scott is known for his experience in creating the strategies his clients need to succeed in their respective markets. Having been involved in patent portfolio development and management for a wide range of businesses, Scott knows how to tap the right resources for those he serves.
Scott works directly with inventors, executives and in-house counsel to cultivate the novel and often highly specific differentiators of a given technology or innovation in an effort to increase the value of his client’s patent portfolio. He is also regularly involved in negotiating licensing agreements, conducting freedom to operate analyses, and providing due diligence support for mergers and acquisitions. Clients and colleagues alike appreciate Scott’s ability to frame their critical IP assets within their bigger picture objectives.
Scott joined the firm after spending more than a decade as an engineer working in the design and manufacture of medical devices and patient-handling equipment. As a result, he offers multidimensional business experience that ranges from planning and development to budgeting and staffing. His business experience and education help him to understand client concerns from their distinct perspective.