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Scott M. Alter



Scott is an experienced intellectual property attorney whose practice focuses on software, electronics, internet, telecommunications, cloud computing, medical device, financial, and semiconductor technologies. A skilled global patent strategist, he also has significant expertise in patent eligibility, joint and indirect infringement, and indefiniteness. In every matter he handles, Scott strives to obtain practical results for his clients.

Scott has served as an expert witness in litigation concerning data encryption technology. Before becoming a lawyer, he worked at IBM as a LAN systems developer and computer programmer. Prior to joining the firm, Scott was a partner in the Colorado office of a national IP law firm.


Examples of Scott’s extensive experience include:

  • Rendered opinions regarding patent infringement, validity, and enforceability
  • Assisted clients with strategic development of worldwide patent portfolios
  • Developed and implemented strategies for protecting and monetizing technology assets
  • Established invention disclosure programs
  • Advised on risk assessment and design-around analysis concerning new and existing products
  • Provided patentability evaluation for cutting-edge technologies
  • Managed complex patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings
  • Performed due diligence and handled agreement negotiations for corporate transactions
  • Provided strategic analysis regarding patent litigation

Honors & Recognitions

  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2014-2018
  • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Chambers USA, 2012-2015

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property section:
    • Council Member
    • Member, CLE Board
    • Past Chair, Information Technology division
    • Past Chair, Special Committee on Patent Analysis and Opinions of Counsel
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association



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