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Michael D. Scott

Of Counsel
With over 37 years of legal experience representing high-technology clients and an extensive background in computer technology, Michael Scott is considered a "pioneer" in the field of information technology (IT) law and public policy. During his lengthy career he has represented many of the top companies in the computer, software, Internet and wireless industries.
Mr. Scott graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a J.D. from UCLA, where he served as a member of the board of directors of the UCLA-Alaska Law Review.
He is a member of the State Bar of California and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He is admitted to practice before numerous United States District Courts in California, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Scott's areas of practice include intellectual property law; domestic and international licensing; and litigation for all types of businesses, from tech start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of six books on intellectual property, computer, multimedia, internet, and telecommunications law, and has published and presented hundreds of papers on related topics at conferences and symposia around the world.
After many years as a member of Southwestern Law School's adjunct faculty, he joined the full-time faculty in 2003. Professor Scott is currently editor-in-chief of The Cyberspace Lawyer and E-Commerce Law Report. He also serves on the advisory boards for British and American publications on law and technology, and is co-chair of the California State Bar's Intellectual Property Section, Computer/Internet Roundtable.