Scott A. McKeown

Scott A. McKeown

Scott A. McKeown is a partner with Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. He is a member of the firm's Management Committee, and co-chairs the Post-Grant Patent practice group focusing on post-grant counseling, litigation and related prosecution issues. He leads the Post-Grant Patent team responsible for electronics, wireless communications, software and computer-related inventions and business methods.

Mr. McKeown handles all aspects of post-issuance patent proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He specializes in administrative trials before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) as well as appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).


Posts by Scott A. McKeown


BRI and Phillips are No Different – Unified Patents Responds

Unified Patents Inc. explained in its amicus brief in Cuozzo Speed v. Lee that “[t]he phrase ‘broadest reasonable interpretation’ describes the same procedure applied in both …
By Scott A. McKeown
4 years ago 28

PTAB Hedge Fund Failures Diffuse Early Market Hysteria

The early “death squad” hysteria persisted just long enough to catch the interest of hedge funds. The hedge funds saw an opportunity to utilize the PTAB to …
By Scott A. McKeown
4 years ago 0

Petition Dismissal is Appropriate for Improper Use of PTAB Resources

Congress created AIA trial proceeding to combat trolls, not create an altogether new class of them. Since the initial filings of Hayman, the STRONG ACT has been …
By Scott A. McKeown
5 years ago 4

Bodog Loses Again, Claim Preclusion Not Applicable in Ex Parte Reexam

Back in 2007, a default judgment was entered in a Nevada district court against the well known Internet gambling website Bodog.com for infringement of U.S. Patent 5,564,001. (1…
By Scott A. McKeown
10 years ago 3

What the Board of Patent Appeals Can Learn from the NFL

The difference between a successful and unsuccessful season for an NFL Football Team often times hinges upon the outcome of a single game. In some cases, a …
By Scott A. McKeown
10 years ago 10