Scott Forbes obtains patent protection and provides intellectual property counseling in the fields of computer software, wireless telecommunications, cloud computing, and information technology. He has substantial experience with a range of technologies including mobile electronic devices, home automation, wireless networking and standards, e-commerce, and browser-based applications.
Before joining the firm, Scott worked for more than 15 years in wireless telephony, information technology, and senior management roles at firms such as AT&T, Lucent Technologies, Clearwire, and the Walt Disney Company. He also has experience with startup companies, having led the development team at a medical device startup and co-founded a company that created business apps for tablet computers.
Scott earned his J.D. from the University of Washington, where he served as an editor of the Washington Law Review and an officer of the Moot Court Honor Board. He was a summer associate with the firm in 2013 and joined the firm as an associate in 2014.
- Named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch guide, which “recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice”, for Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law (2021 - 2023)
USPTO Revises Examination Procedure after Berkheimer
District Court Awards Attorney’s Fees after Holding That Plaintiff Had Repeatedly Sought to Avoid a Section 101 Ruling
Federal Circuit Finds Claims Directed to Encoding and Decoding Image Data Patent-Ineligible
PTAB Finds Claims Directed to an MRI Machine Patent-Ineligible
Speeches & Seminars
Commencement speaker, University of Washington School of Law, June 8, 2014