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Background

Scott M. Flanz is an Associate in the New York office of Fish & Richardson P.C. He specializes in intellectual property litigation with a concentration on patent, trade secret, and copyright matters. Mr. Flanz’s litigation experience spans a broad range of technologies, including software applications, semiconductor technologies, optics, industrial machinery, mechanical devices, financial products, and pharmaceuticals, in matters before federal district court, state court, the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board, and the International Trade Commission. He has helped clients win at trial and reached favorable settlements in cases where he drafted Daubert and summary judgment briefs, as well as argued dispositive motions in court. Mr. Flanz has also advised clients regarding intellectual property transactions, including performing valuation, validity, exclusivity, and freedom-to-operate analyses in connection with multi-billion dollar transactions. He is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and was a Summer Associate of the firm in 2013 and 2014.

Prior to joining Fish, Mr. Flanz practiced intellectual property litigation at a large general practice law firm in New York. He completed his J.D. at Stanford Law School where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Technology and Law Review. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude from Cornell University with a double major in Mathematics and Physics where he performed research at Cornell’s Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics using optics and high-frequency electronics to study Bose-Einstein Condensation.

Education

Stanford Law School 2015
J.D.
Stanford Technology and Law Review, Volume 18, Editor-In-Chief


Cornell University 2012
Mathematics, Physics, A.B.
Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • New York 2016
  • Massachusetts 2015

Other Distinctions

Presentations

Antitrust Implications of Biologic Patent Settlements” co-presenter, Fish Life Sciences Webinar (July 7, 2020).

Publications

Mr. Flanz is a contributing author to Fish’s IP Law Essentials.

How To Present a Persuasive Opening Statement in a Patent Jury Trial,” co-author, Fish IP Law Essentials Blog (August 12, 2020).

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