Scott M. Flanz specializes in intellectual property litigation with a concentration on patent, trade secret, and related technology matters.

Scott’s litigation experience spans a broad range of technologies, including software and hardware, semiconductor technologies, optics, industrial machinery, mechanical devices, financial products, and pharmaceuticals, in matters before U.S. district courts, state courts, the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and Customs and Border Protection. 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.

He 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 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and was a summer associate of the firm in 2013 and 2014.

Prior to joining Fish, Scott 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 condensate.