Scott S. Simpkins

Patent Attorney

Philadelphia
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Overview

Enlisting an extensive technical background, Scott Simpkins advises clients on technology and intellectual property matters in business transactions. He analyzes, drafts and negotiates corporate and intellectual property agreements, including data sharing, software licensing, and technology development. Scott has also assisted with the diversion and recovery of millions of dollars for clients through the enforcement of intellectual property indemnification provisions across numerous complex patent infringement litigations. He provides patent procurement services and strategic counseling to a wide array of companies, from small entities to Fortune 100 corporations, enhancing their U.S. and international patent portfolios of mechanical, electrical and software patents. As a law clerk in the District of Delaware, home to one of the most active patent case dockets in the nation, Scott helped resolve numerous motions, giving him insight to address clients’ intellectual property needs.

Before pursuing a career in law, Scott worked directly with other engineers to generate solutions to complex problems. His diverse experience includes serving as a software engineer on digital communications programs and working for a range of companies in the polymer industry. Scott's design, development, and manufacturing knowledge enable him to better understand industry-specific needs, and to counsel small companies and prominent corporations on a variety of intellectual property matters.

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  • Counsels public utility company in its collaboration with industry and academic partners to protect trade secrets, shared data, and developed intellectual property.
  • Drafted IP, data sharing and nondisclosure agreements for research projects, product evaluation and development programs involving technologies for water quality testing and data analysis.
  • Represents telecommunication corporations and others in the analysis and enforcement of intellectual property indemnification provisions across numerous complex litigations involving a spectrum of technologies – including wireless network systems and components and video delivery over fiber-optic networks – resulting in the diversion and recovery of millions of dollars.
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Experience

  • Counsels public utility company in its collaboration with industry and academic partners to protect trade secrets, shared data, and developed intellectual property.
  • Drafted IP, data sharing and nondisclosure agreements for research projects, product evaluation and development programs involving technologies for water quality testing and data analysis.
  • Represents telecommunication corporations and others in the analysis and enforcement of intellectual property indemnification provisions across numerous complex litigations involving a spectrum of technologies – including wireless network systems and components and video delivery over fiber-optic networks – resulting in the diversion and recovery of millions of dollars.
  • Conducts due diligence to facilitate the transfer of intellectual property rights, including as part of mergers and acquisitions.
  • Assists a corporation that develops innovative mobility equipment in expanding its U.S. and international patent portfolios.
  • Provided patent procurement services and strategic counseling to a major smart energy metering corporation, enhancing its portfolio of mechanical, electrical and software patents.
  • Member of team that pursued CFAA and breach of contract claims against data scraping company for losses experienced by client’s retail e-commerce website.
  • As a federal clerk, aided in the resolution of patent-related issues involving consolidation, preliminary injunctions, reasonable royalty determination, stay, stay pending inter partes review, summary judgment and more. Participated in Markman hearings and drafted claim construction orders for proceedings that involved an array of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemical compounds and complex computer systems.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • New Jersey Legislative Commendation (2009)

Memberships

  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association

Community

  • Magee Rehabilitation Hospital: Spinal Cord Injury Peer Mentor

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Gregory M. Sleet, United States District Court Chief Judge for the District of Delaware
  • Woodcock Washburn LLP: Associate
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Virginia A. Long, New Jersey Supreme Court Associate Justice
  • Basic Commerce and Industries, Inc.: Software Engineer
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation / Wynn’s Precision, Inc.: Research Chemist; Senior Manufacturing Engineer
  • Acadia Polymers, Inc.: Development Engineer; Senior Development Engineer

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 68,488
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law, 2011, magna cum laude; James J. Hunter III Moot Court Competition: Winner and Best Oral Argument; Eagleton Institute of Politics: Governor's Executive Fellow; Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion: Lead Technical Editor
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1994