- Energy and Utilities
- Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Technology Protection
- Privacy & Data Security
- University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D., 2010, cum laude
- Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, B.S.M.E., 2006
- Butler University, B.A., 2006
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
Scott is an associate in the Vorys Cincinnati and Columbus offices and a member of the technology and intellectual property group. He is also a member of the firm's Israel practice group. His practice focuses on all facets of intellectual property protection, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets and intellectual property litigation. Scott has experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications. His experience also includes freedom to operate analysis, patent post grant practice, counseling/portfolio management and contract negotiation.
Scott also maintains an active energy practice, where he advises clients in utility and energy matters, including matters before the Ohio Power Siting Board, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. His energy practice also includes midstream development in the natural gas industry, as well as the development and siting of renewable energy projects.
Prior to joining Vorys, Scott worked as an attorney for Chesapeake Energy Corporation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association.
Scott received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He received his B.S.M.E. from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in mechanical engineering and his B.A. from Butler University in mathematics. Prior to law school, Scott worked as an engineer for a large industrial manufacturer.
Professional and Community Activities
- Intellectual Property Owners Association, Member, 2017
Honors & Awards
- Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Intellectual Property, 2017-2020
- 12/9/2019Vorys is pleased to announce that 39 attorneys from the firm have been named 2020 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 12/5/2018Vorys is pleased to announce that 48 attorneys from the firm have been named 2019 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 12/5/2017Vorys is pleased to announce that 56 attorneys from the firm have been named 2018 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 12/2/2016Vorys is pleased to announce that 58 attorneys from the firm have been named 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 6/5/2018The Federal Circuit recently addressed the importance of correctly naming all inventors on a patent application.
- 3/5/2018The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently addressed IP assignment clauses in employment agreements.
- 3/29/2017The People’s Republic of China has passed a new cybersecurity law that is set to take effect on June 1, 2017. While the law’s stated purpose is to fight hackers and is primarily aimed at internet companies, it has potentially far-reaching consequences for companies doing business in China.
- 2/1/2017Recently, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report titled “Cross-Device Tracking” (staff report). As the title suggests, this staff report addresses the practice of cross-device tracking and builds from the FTC’s November 2015 Cross-Device Tracking Workshop (workshop), where stakeholders and others discussed cross-device tracking, its benefits and challenges, and industry efforts to address privacy and security concerns created by the practice.
- 12/23/2016Client Alert: Online and Mobile Tracking Company Settles FTC Charges It Deceptively Tracked ConsumersOn December 20, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Turn, Inc. (Turn) has agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers by tracking them online and in mobile apps, even after consumers attempted to opt-out of such tracking.
- 12/14/2016Client Alert: Cheaters Never Win: Ashley Madison Settles FTC and State Data Security Charges for $1.65 MillionToday, the FTC and 13 states announced a settlement with notorious website Ashely Madison related to its July 2015 data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 36 million users.
- 11/4/2016The past few weeks have seen a flurry of activity in the cybersecurity arena – and not just from the intruders, such as those who orchestrated the massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that temporarily took down PayPal, Twitter and others.
- 10/27/2016The State of California is rolling out a new tool for consumers to report potential violations of the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA).
- 10/10/2016Client Alert: New York Department of Financial Services Proposed Cybersecurity Regulation: Comment Period Open Until November 12Recently, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) published its “first-in-the nation cybersecurity regulation” to impose cybersecurity requirements on NYDFS regulated entities such as banks, consumer lenders, money transmitters, insurance companies and other financial service providers.