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. With a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and professional experience working with patents, he is able to understand complex chemical issues and to effectively communicate with scientists and clients throughout the process. In addition to being a patent prosecutor, Scott is an inventor of eleven U.S. patents and is able to provide an holistic understanding of the patent prosecution process. Scott strives to approach 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 use as photographic couplers in photographic film and materials for Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED). In graduate school, his research focused on the synthesis of natural products in the laboratory of K.C. Nicolaou. He was also awarded the Graduate Student Fellowship from the National Science Foundation.

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  • 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