Scott McKeown – Oblon Spivak et al.

Practice/Organization Description

SCOTT A. McKEOWN is a partner in the firm's Patent Reexamination/Reissue practice group focusing on post-grant counseling, litigation and related prosecution issues. He leads the Patent Reexamination/Reissue team responsible for electronics, wireless communications, software and computer-related inventions and business methods.

Mr. McKeown handles all aspects of post-issuance proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) including reissue applications, ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings and appeals to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI). He offers his clients comprehensive post-grant patent counseling including advice regarding ex parte and inter partes patent reexaminations concurrent with complex International Trade Commission (ITC) and district court litigations.

Having protected numerous patent portfolios in reexamination valued at more than half a billion dollars, Mr. McKeown is particularly skilled at providing strategic advice on patent portfolio development and management. Mr. McKeown is lead reexamination counsel to some of the largest corporations in the world.

Mr. McKeown is editor of the leading legal blog on post grant issues before the USPTO, As editor, Scott contributes daily insights and commentary on existing and proposed post-grant options, trends, practice tips and news relating to patent reexamination, reissue and patent reform legislation. He lectures and writes extensively on post-grant proceedings at the USPTO and is a member of the teaching faculty of the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

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Temple University College of Engineering

Temple University School of Law

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Alexandria, VA 22314, United States

  • 703-412-6297

Areas of Practice
  • Intellectual Property
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