Member, BS/MS/PhD EE, JD
Scott is a member of the firm, with his practice focused on patent prosecution, licensing, and post-grant proceedings. Prior to joining MBH, Scott spent 6+ years in private practice at a large firm where his clients included individuals, startups, research universities, and major corporations.
Prior to entering private practice, Scott worked for over 20 years in the wireless communications industry, most recently as in-house IP counsel for a major smartphone manufacturer. In this role, he dealt with a wide variety of patent licensing and litigation matters covering a range of technologies including email, messaging, Internet protocols, GPS, WiFi, 3GPP standards, speech/audio/video coding, cameras, memories, displays, and electronic packaging.
Prior to attending law school, Scott held a variety of technical, managerial, and customer-facing roles including senior technologist, engineering director and CTO for North America. Scott also played an instrumental role in the development of wireless industry standards related to speech coding and location-based services, including assisted GPS. He is a named inventor on 58 U.S. patents.
Scott draws upon this diverse background in all aspects of his practice. As an experienced litigator, he drafts and prosecutes technically-detailed patent applications that support a range of claims and maximize the patent's chance of survival against future attacks in litigation, licensing, or due-diligence. As a former CTO, he understands how to help clients translate their business and technology strategies into IP strategies and plans. As an experienced inventor, he understands how to work with innovators to capture the full scope of their inventions in patent applications. And as former in-house counsel, he understands the importance of meeting the client's business objectives with service that is high-quality, timely, and cost-effective.
telecommunications, computers, software, devices and components, semiconductors, security, speech/audio/video coding, cameras, memories, displays, and electronic packaging
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech
- M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech
- Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, N.C. State University
- Juris Doctor, with honors, UNC Chapel Hill
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- North Carolina State Bar
- D.N.C., W.D.N.C., E.D.Tx.
- Named Inventor on 58 issued U.S. Patents
- 20 Years’ Industry experience as Engineer, Inventor, CTO, In-House Counsel
- IP Litigator
- Cum Laude at Virginia Tech