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Scott D. Eads

Scott D. Eads

Industry Group Leader

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Oregon, U.S.A.

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Schwabe’s IP Litigation group leader Scott Eads has defended his clients’ key intellectual property rights in district courts across the United States for over 25 years. Scott has acted as first chair trial attorney for clients in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret cases in a wide range of industries, including semiconductor, medical devices, computer software and hardware, and recombinant DNA.

For the past several consecutive years, Scott has been recognized by Chambers & Partners as among the top IP litigation attorneys in the state of Oregon. His clients have included leading semiconductor and pharmaceutical companies, world-famous publishers, makers of anti-virus software, digital music providers, medical device manufacturers, agricultural and agrochemical companies. In addition to district court litigation, Scott has acted as lead trial counsel in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, as well as in PTO reexamination proceedings. In addition to litigation and trial of IP disputes, Scott counsels his clients on company-critical intellectual property strategies. Scott is also co-editor of Schwabe’s weekly IP newsletter Fresh From the Bench.

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Texas State Courts (inactive)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office

Education

  • Portland State University, Master of Science in Molecular Biology
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Juris Doctor degree, with honors
  • Tennessee Tech University, Bachelor of Science in Biology, summa cum laude
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Patent Litigation

  • Representing a medical device maker in a patent infringement suit involving a continuous glucose monitoring device for diabetics. AgaMatrix v. Dexcom (Oregon).
  • Represented a generic drug maker in a patent infringement suit involving the right to sell generic version of atorvastatin calcium (Lipitor®). Pfizer v. Mylan (Delaware).
  • Won summary judgment dismissal of patent claim against a medical device manufacturer in an infringement suit involving a genetically modified reverse transcriptase. Invitrogen v. Becton Dickinson (Delaware).
  • Won summary judgment dismissal of patent counterclaim for a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, in a patent infringement suit involving methods for metallizing semiconductor wafers. Semitool v. Novellus (Oregon).
  • Won an “exceptional case” determination, attorneys’ fees, and expert fees under 35 U.S.C. § 285 in a patent infringement case brought by Dexcom, Inc. against AgaMatrix, Inc. concerning glucose sensors.

Trademark Litigation

  • Won summary judgment dismissal of trademark claim against a New Zealand maker of outdoor apparel in a trademark infringement suit involving the “Icebreaker” trademark. Gilmar v. Icebreaker (Oregon).
  • Represented an L.A. nightclub in a trademark infringement and trademark dilution case. The Viper Room v. Black Square Pants (Oregon).

Copyright Litigation

  • Represented a magazine publisher in the first U.S. case holding a website operator liable for copyright infringement. Playboy Enterprises v. Webbworld (Texas).
  • Represented the defendant in a copyright case involving a newsletter publication. Random Lengths v. Silvaris (Oregon).

Trade Secret Litigation

  • Represented the defendant in a trade secret case involving alleged software misappropriation. Keybank v. Corillian (Ohio).
  • Represented an agricultural company in a trade secret case involving alleged misappropriation of proprietary seed corn germplasm. Pioneer Hi-Bred v. DeKalb Genetics (Illinois).

Articles

  • Fresh From the Bench Library
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