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Background

Scott Wendorf is Of Counsel in the Dallas office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Mr. Wendorf’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling, with extensive experience in managing global patent portfolios, drafting and negotiating licenses, technology development agreements, and confidentiality agreements, and conducting intellectual property due diligence for acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Wendorf has a strong background in the upstream energy industry and related subsurface and environmental technologies. Before joining Fish, Mr. Wendorf was Senior Counsel and then Director of Global Intellectual Asset Management for Halliburton. He also 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. He is a co-inventor on several  issued  patents and an author of several articles in legal and non-legal publications 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 acting as amici curiae in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Lawrence vs. Texas. He served part-time as a commissioned officer in the United States 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.

Education

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


Indiana University 1992
Geology, M.S.


Southern Methodist University 1990
Geology with Honors in the Liberal Arts, B.S.

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)

Other Distinctions

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.)

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)