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Background

Scott Tobias is an Associate in the Austin office of Fish & Richardson. His practice focuses on patent prosecution, litigation, and counseling. Mr. Tobias has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications primarily in computer software and computer hardware technology areas, including applications related to data storage, e-commerce, software development, mobile devices, and cloud computing. Prior to joining Fish, Mr. Tobias worked as an Associate at Darby & Darby in Seattle, and at Lee & Hayes in Seattle and Austin.

Mr. Tobias previously worked as a Research Assistant in the field of high-energy particle astrophysics, as part of a research group investigating high-energy nuclei present in cosmic radiation. Mr. Tobias also performed research to computationally model the structure of small molecules and interactions between molecules. Before commencing his legal career, Mr. Tobias worked as a Software Engineer developing and testing software for mobile operating systems, compilers, development tools, and logistics management.​

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Education

J.D., University of Washington School of Law 2008


M.A., Washington University 1994
Physics


B.A., Boston University 1992
Physics, Mathematics
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2008
  • Washington 2008

Other Distinctions

Publications
Scott M. Tobias, No Refills: The Intellectual Property High Court Decision in Canon v. Recycle Assist will Negatively Impact the Printer Ink Cartridge Industry in Japan, 16 Pac. Rim L. & Pol’y 775 (2007).

Scott Tobias, An Expressly Conditional Sale Cannot Exhaust Patent Rights: LG Electronics v. Bizcom Electronics, CASRIP Newsletter, Vol. 14, Iss. 1 (2007), available at http://www.law.washington.edu/casrip/newsletter.

J. Clem, T. Guzik, M. Lijowski, J.P. Wefel, J.J. Beatty, D.J. Ficenec, S. Tobias, et al, Balloon Observations of Galactic Cosmic Ray Helium Before and During a Forbush Decrease, 20 Geophysical Research Letters 1743 (1993).

J.J. Beatty, D.J. Ficenec, S. Tobias, et al, The Cosmic Ray 3He/4He Ratio from 100 MeV/nucleon to 1600 MeV/nucleon, 413 Astrophysical Journal 268 (1993).