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About Scott

Scott Wendorf has extensive experience in managing global patent portfolios and in drafting and negotiating technology development agreements and other IP-related agreements.

Prior to joining Fish, Mr. Wendorf was Director of Global Intellectual Asset Management for Halliburton and served as Managing Director of Halliburton’s Switzerland office. Prior to law school, Mr. Wendorf  was a geologist with the Exploration & Production Division of Shell Offshore Inc, and a graduate research associate with the Biogeochemical Laboratories at Indiana University. He is a co-inventor on several  issued  patents and an author of several articles in the areas of intellectual property, energy, and the environment.

Mr. Wendorf is a recipient of the Judge Norman W. Black Award from the State Bar of Texas for his work on behalf of human rights organizations in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Lawrence vs. Texas. He served part-time as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, successfully completing the Naval Intelligence Officer billet qualification. He currently serves as chairman of the board of trustees of the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man (ISEM) at Southern Methodist University, which supports interdisciplinary research and education in energy, earth science, and related fields.

Publications

Co-author, The Combined Prehistoric Expedition Foundation: A Model for Private Support of Archaeological Research, In DESERT AND THE NILE: PREHISTORY OF THE NILE BASIN AND THE SAHARA (Kabacinski et al., ed. 2018)

Patents

Co-inventor, U.S. Patent No. 10,323,503, “Subterranean Monitoring using Enhanced Video” (issued June 16, 2019)

Co-inventor, U.S. Patent No. 10,227,859, “Equipment Monitoring using Enhanced Video” (issued March 12, 2019)

Co-inventor, U.S. Patent No. 10,202,838, “Verification of Swelling in a Well” (issued February 12, 2019)

Co-inventor, U.S. Patent No. 9,938,817, “Verification of Swelling in a Well” (issued April 10, 2018)

Co-inventor, U.S. Patent No. 7,640,982, “Injection Plane Initiation in a Well” (issued January 5, 2010)

(*all above patents assigned to Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.)

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Education

J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Houston (1997) Articles Editor, Houston Law Review


M.S., Geology, with concentration in geochemistry, Indiana University (1992)


B.S. with honors in the liberal arts, Geology, with minor in Biological Sciences, Southern Methodist University (1990)

Admissions
  • Texas 1997
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2001
Memberships & Affiliations

Institute for the Study of Earth and Man (ISEM) at SMU, Chairman of the Board (2013-2020)

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