Scott A. Horstemeyer

Partner


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Law School

West Virginia University, J. D. 1989

undergraduate/graduate

West Virginia University, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering 1986 magna cum laude

practice areas


industries



Biography


Scott is one of the founding partners and a former managing partner of the law firm. He has been practicing intellectual property law for over twenty five years, first in Washington, D.C., and then in Atlanta.

Scott has been instrumental over the years in developing the firm's high technology law practice in the electrical and software arts. The firm has gained prominence in these fields, both nationally and internationally. In fact, the firm has the largest electrical patent practice in the southeastern United States and has an extensive list of high tech clients.

Scott has been honored with various attorney awards for his expertise.  In the October 2003 issue of IP Law & Business, he was honored as being one of the top patent prosecutors in the United States.

He was rated one of the top intellectual property attorneys in Atlanta by Chambers USA in its America's Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client's Guide 2004.  Calling him an "A-list player," the rating was based upon extensive interviews with clients and legal peers.

In each of the years from 2005 to 2015 , he has been named one of Georgia's "Super Lawyers" by Laws & Politics and the Atlanta Magazine.

In the past, Scott worked in the litigation department of the firm and served on litigation teams before the federal courts. Eventually, the firm's practice in the patent procurement area, particularly, in the electrical, computer, data communications, and software arts, became larger and more demanding, and consequently, he began to limit his practice to procurement and client counseling.

Scott presently focuses on patent and trademark work, typically procurement (prosecution), litigation strategy and support, portfolio management, due diligence studies, infringement investigations, validity investigations, and contract matters, including licensing.

In his career, Scott has personally written and prosecuted many hundreds of U.S. patents, and he has been involved in the examination of thousands of patent applications.  He has also prepared, filed, and prosecuted hundreds of trademark applications.

He has experience worldwide in prosecuting patents and trademarks and has managed global patent and trademark portfolios of international companies.  He has architected and implemented internal company procedures for processing and managing patent and trademark activities.  He has actively participated on patent review boards for international companies.  

He has rendered hundreds of legal opinions for clients, many of which have been involved in litigation.  He has also served as a patent expert in lawsuits.


Memberships


Scott is a member of the following bars: Georgia, Ohio, and District of Columbia. He is also registered to practice before that U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Furthermore, he is an active member of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.