Kelley Drye & Warren LLP announced that prominent patent litigator Scott Doyle
has joined the firm as partner. Scott focuses his practice on patent and intellectual property infringement actions, having successfully first-chaired numerous cases in federal district courts, before the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and at the United States International Trade Commission.
Scott has decades of experience handling litigation involving a broad range of technologies, including telecommunications, internet, computer hardware and software, automotive, chemical compositions, medical devices, semiconductor, and biotechnology. He has represented some of the world’s largest and most technically sophisticated companies, including Daimler/Mercedes Benz, Schlumberger, Nikon, IMAX, and WebMD. Outside the courtroom, he is well versed in leading arbitrations and mediations involving intellectual property issues.
Scott’s prior work with Section 337 actions at the ITC provides a strong complement to Kelley Drye’s renowned international trade practice and delivers an important expansion to the capabilities of the firm’s patent practice group.
“Scott’s addition to the Patent practice represents a key step in our efforts to expand the firm’s capabilities, and builds on the recent addition of patent attorney Michael Weil
as a senior associate in the Chicago office,” said Dana Rosenfeld
, Kelley Drye managing partner. “His extensive experience, especially in Section 337 and Inter Partes Review (IPR) cases, will provide additional resources to deliver the results and level of service that our clients depend on.”
Scott has considerable experience managing IPR cases before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and he has argued several appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has also worked on a wide-range of technology-related transactions, including buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, investments, and patent portfolio sales, and on many forms of technology agreements, including licensing agreements, employment agreements, and development agreements.
“The reputation the firm enjoys for both international trade and patent litigation is outstanding,” said Scott Doyle. “The opportunity to work with best-in-class lawyers who are great, collegial people, made the decision to join Kelley Drye easy.”
Scott received his L.L.M. with highest honors from George Washington University, his J.D. from George Mason School of Law, his M.B.A. from Georgetown University, his M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Communications and Computer Systems from George Washington University, and his B.S.E.E. from Virginia Tech.
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Scott was the national chair of the IP litigation practice at Fried Frank, served as the global chair of IP litigation at Shearman & Sterling, and was the national chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Section 337 practice. He also served in various in-house counsel roles, most notably as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Engage Mobilize, Inc., a technology and software provider in the oil and alternative energy markets.
About Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Founded in 1836, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP is home to skilled practitioners in the areas of litigation, trade, regulatory, government relations, real estate, corporate, and more. A powerhouse firm with the heart of a boutique, the firm’s attorneys provide legal counsel carefully connected to their client’s business strategies. Among the firm’s recent awards: Named to the BTI
“Client Service A-Team”; recognized by CLOC
for “Legal Innovation and Design Excellence in Legal Operations”; Chambers USA
identified seven practice areas as “Leaders in Their Field”; Law360
named the Consumer Protection Practice Group as Group of the Year; and Kelley Drye was named one of “America’s Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report
Best Law Firms, with a “Tier 1” national ranking in Advertising Law, Communications, Environmental Law, Environmental Litigation, Information Technology, Trusts & Estates, and Real Estate.