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B. Scott Eidson
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Scott--who has a nationwide litigation practice focusing on complex intellectual property matters pending in state, federal and appellate courts--has successfully tried multi-million dollar patent and trademark cases for Fortune 500 companies. These victories led Super Lawyers to name him one of the top IP litigators in Missouri and Kansas. Also recognizing his litigation skills, Washington University School of Law, Scott’s alma mater, invited him to serve as an adjunct professor. In this role, Scott teaches trademark litigation to upper level law students and LLMs.

 

His numerous successes include defending companies against patent infringement allegations brought by license acquisition companies (patent trolls), and obtaining attorneys’ fees for his clients. As a registered U.S. patent attorney, Scott also helps clients manage their patent portfolios during prosecution and provides strategic advice pertaining to portfolio development and enforcement. At the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, he has extensive experience representing companies in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and leads the firm's Post Grant Review Group.

 

Scott also understands the business considerations of his clients and helps organizations protect their investment in intellectual property rights. He counsels entrepreneurs and is experienced in handling commercial contract disputes in litigious situations. Much of his work in this area consists of representation in disputes involving infringements of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade dress. Helping to protect businesses from unfair competition, Scott also advises clients about licensing agreements, trademark dilution and trade secret misappropriation.

Background

Prior to joining the firm, Scott was in private practice at a St. Louis area intellectual property boutique firm. While in graduate school pursuing his M.B.A. and M.H.A., he taught finance to undergraduate students at the University of Missouri, and was a hospital Administrative Intern for The Permanente Medical Group in Roseville, California.