Scott R. Conley Ph.D.

Associate

Cincinnati
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Overview

Scott Conley focuses his practice on patent prosecution, portfolio management and freedom to practice analysis, with a particular emphasis on patents in the biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. He has extensive academic and industrial research experience, which allows him to understand complex chemical issues and to effectively communicate with scientists and clients throughout the patent process, both in the U.S. and internationally.

In addition to being a patent prosecutor, he is an inventor of eleven U.S. patents. Scott approaches each patent application with an eye for detail while being pragmatic about the process and ensuring that the resulting patent can be used as a business tool.

Prior to entering private practice, Scott worked at Eastman Kodak as a synthetic organic chemist developing small molecules for Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) and as photographic couplers in photographic film. In graduate school, his research focused on the synthesis of natural products in the laboratory of K.C. Nicolaou. He was also awarded a Graduate Student Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

Select Experience

  • Represented client against patent infringement and invalidity claims regarding a chemotherapy cancer treatment derived from a plant source. Assisted client in obtaining favorable settlement.
  • Performed noninfringement assessment of water purification product. Also handled infringement allegations from competitors without revealing client's trade secrets.
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Experience

  • Represented client against patent infringement and invalidity claims regarding a chemotherapy cancer treatment derived from a plant source. Assisted client in obtaining favorable settlement.
  • Performed noninfringement assessment of water purification product. Also handled infringement allegations from competitors without revealing client's trade secrets.
  • Drafted and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications in the chemical arts.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • Eastman Kodak: Senior Scientist/Patent Agent

Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Intellectual Property, Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, 2011, summa cum laude
  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Scripps Research, 1997; National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellow
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992, summa cum laude

Blog

In The Blogs

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Close Case for Non-obviousness of Pharmaceutical Formulations — Adapt Pharma v. Teva Pharma
By Scott R. Conley Ph.D.
March 1, 2022
In Adapt v. Teva, the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s findings that methods of administering a naloxone nasal spray formulation were invalid as obvious. The decision, which the Court notes was a “close case,” reminds us how...
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