Scott has been a practicing patent attorney since 1996. For the past several years he has been entirely focused on patent prosecution and opinion work. Some of the technologies with which he has significant personal experience are security window coverings, construction, excavation and mining equipment, aeronautic technologies, consumer and industrial packaging, process control valves and regulators, electronic gaming machines, and mechanical and electro-mechanical toys and games. In addition to drafting applications and amendments, Scott also enjoys assisting in-house counsel in managing patent portfolios and counseling clients with respect to patentability, non-infringement and invalidity issues.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1988, with honors, Scott began his career as an information technologies consultant with Andersen Consulting, now Accenture. While with Andersen, he specialized in the development of large-scale integrated distribution systems for clients in the retail industry.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, the position ultimately took him to Chicago. He then obtained his JD from The John Marshall Law School in 1996, again with honors, and has been engaged entirely in intellectual property law for the twenty four years since. For the first several years of his practice, Scott was actively involved in patent litigation, in suits ranging from home storage bags and containers to automotive parts. At the same time, however, he was also drafting patent applications and honing his prosecution skills.