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Scott Alter

Partner, Lathrop & Gage LLP

Scott Alter is an internationally known intellectual property attorney whose practice focuses on obtaining practical results for clients in the areas of software, electronics, telecommunications, cloud computing, medical device, financial, internet and semiconductor technologies. Software-related patent issues are a major component of his practice, and commensurate with this experience, he has significant expertise in areas of the law that include patent eligibility, joint and indirect infringement, and indefiniteness.

Scott has spoken at numerous conferences and written many articles on patent eligibility and indirect/joint infringement concerning software-related technologies. He is a Co-Chair of the National CLE Conference in Vail, CO, and a Co-Chair of PLI’s Patent Law Institute in New York City and San Francisco.

Honors and notable positions Scott has achieved include:

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business — Intellectual Property, 2012-15
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2014
  • Super Lawyers® — Intellectual Property (Virginia), 2006; Intellectual Property (Washington, D.C.), 2007
  • Chair, Post-Alice Task Force, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • Chair, Information Technology Division, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • Council Member (effective August 2015), American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law

 

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