Scott W. Doyle


Phone number
(202) 342-8845

Widely recognized for his ability to lead complex patent cases in court, Section 337 actions at the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) and in numerous post-grant proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Scott Doyle’s experience comprises all aspects of intellectual property matters.

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. Outside the courtroom, he is well versed handling arbitrations and mediations involving intellectual property issues.

Beyond litigation, Scott regularly counsels clients on technology-related transactions, including buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, investments, patent portfolio sales, and various forms of technology agreements (licensing agreements, employment agreements, development agreements, amongst others).

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Scott chaired the intellectual property litigation practice at prominent law firms. He also served in various in-house counsel roles, most notably as the General Counsel of a technology and software provider in the oil and alternative energy markets.

Scott is a trained electrical engineer and registered patent attorney. He also has a background in electrical engineering, specializing in communications and computer science.

Armed with a precise understanding of a client’s goals and the risk profile of an action, I develop and execute strategies that lead to victory,” accomplished inside or outside of the courtroom.”

Represented a Respondent in a Section 337 patent action at the ITC involving certain soft projectile launching devices, components thereof, ammunition, and products containing same.

Successfully won a patent case for Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA in the Northern District of Illinois, securing judgment on the pleadings where the Court found the asserted patent covering expert systems for determining driver impairment invalid, which was then affirmed on appeal at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Represented a Complainant, operating in the oil and gas markets, in a Section 337 action at the ITC, resulting in an exclusion order.

Represented Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA in a patent infringement case involving vehicle drive sleepiness detection system, securing summary judgment of noninfringement in the District of New Jersey, and obtaining affirmance at the Court of Appeals for the Federal District where all claims were found to be invalid.

Represented a Respondent in a Section 337 patent action at the ITC involving large digital display screens.

Represented WebMD in patent litigation in the Central District of California, securing summary judgment and judgment on the pleadings finding patents covering online health records management systems invalid.

Represented a client in a patent infringement case in the Central District of California concerning fuel injection technologies for diesel engines, which resulted in summary judgment for our client where the Court held that the accused products did not infringe the patents-in-suit.

Represented petitioner in a Section 337 patent litigation at the ITC involving bar code technology.

Represented Vonage in a three-week trial before the Eastern District of Virginia and on appeal at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit involving multiple telephone network technology patents.

Represented Motorola in a massive trade secret action involving cable modem technology.

Represented Novo Nordisk in a Section 337 action at the ITC involving human growth hormone patents, case dismissed with prejudice by U.S. International Trade Commission.

Represented Mercedes Benz USA in patent litigations in the Eastern District of Texas involving patents covering in-vehicle location and other computer based technologies.

Represented Primus in two patent cases, both of which involve patents covering various aspects of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and mobile technologies.

Represented respondent in Certain Electrical Connectors Section 337 patent litigation case at the ITC.

Represented respondent in patent litigation at the ITC in certain in-line roller skates case.

Represented Nikon related entities in the United States in a settled patent litigation case in the District Court of Delaware. Patented technology covered digital processing in cameras, printers, and PCs.

Represented patent plaintiff in a patent litigation relating to DVD players against a number of DVD manufacturers.

Represented respondent in patent litigation at the ITC in Certain Magnets case.

Represented Nikon in photolithography patent case. The other party paid $145 million to settle the case with Nikon.

Represented Motorola in a large patent litigation, which included contract disputes involving copy protection technology in set top boxes.

Represented Motorola in a patent case involving wireless handsets in the Northern District of Illinois.

Represented Vonage in multiple patent cases against Nortel and others.

Represented Charter in patent litigation involving networking patents.

Represented BEA Systems (now part of Oracle), including the defense of an action for patent infringement in the District of Delaware, the assertion of infringement claims against Software AG in the Eastern District of Virginia, and the initiation of reexamination proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Represented patent plaintiff in successful case against a major TV programming company involving cable and satellite distribution technology.

Recommended in US Legal 500 for his work in the area of IP – Trademarks Litigation and IP – Trademarks Non-Contentious: Full Coverage, 2023.

Recognized as a leading attorney in the Intellectual Property practice area by Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, 2008-2018.

Leading Lawyer in IAM 1000.

Recognized as a Leading DC Litigator, Benchmark Litigation.

Leading Patent Lawyer, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Lawyers.

American Intellectual Property Association

Giles Rich Inns of Court

Intellectual Property Owners Association

Federal Circuit Bar Association