Scott A. Allen
Scott Allen focuses his practice on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and client counseling in mechanical and electrical technologies. He devotes the majority of his time to medical device litigation before federal district courts. Mr. Allen has technical experience in the medical device field, working with minimally-invasive, vacuum-assisted breast biopsy devices, as well as with bladeless trocars and harmonic scalpels. Mr. Allen also assists clients with Federal Circuit appeals stemming from district court actions.
Additionally, Mr. Allen dedicates a portion of his time to pro bono matters, representing veterans with claims before the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Federal Circuit.
- Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. ZOLL Medical Corp. (D. Mass.), and Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. ZOLL Lifecor Corp. (W.D. Pa.). Represented patent owner Philips in litigations involving automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Participated in trial where Philips won a jury verdict finding that Zoll Medical infringed five pioneering patents on AEDs.
- Bonutti v. ConforMIS, Inc. (D. Del.). Assisted ConforMIS in obtaining a successful settlement in a case relating to customizable knee implants.
- Served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Alvin A. Schall at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2014-2015.
- Served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Randall R. Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2011.
- Served as a research assistant to Professor Mark D. Janis, Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Research at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
- Served as managing editor of the Indiana Law Journal, 2011-2012.
- Interned at Ethicon Endo-Surgery researching and designing minimally invasive breast biopsy devices, 2007.
- Interned at Grupo Fenix-Renewable Energies NGO designing and implementing solar medical autoclaves in rural Nicaragua, 2007.
- Served as a crewmember and researcher aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans studying ocean eddies while sailing the Pacific Northwest, 2006.
- Interned at Delphi Automotive Systems designing interior systems for automotive applications, 2005.
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Virginia State Bar Association
- Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court
- Coauthor. "The Public Interest Inquiry for Permanent Injunctions or Exclusion Orders: Shedding the Myopic Lens," Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Spring 2015.
- Coauthor. "Conscious Copying by an Infringer Can Undermine a Laches Defense," LES Insights, March 18, 2014.
- Coauthor. "Hackathons: Innovative Business Solution or a Breeding Ground for Future Competition?" Network World, Nov. 26, 2013.
- Coauthor. "How Courts Consider Patent Injunction's Impact on Public," Law360, Sept. 11, 2013.
- Coauthor. "Your Creative, Open Hackathon Is Ripe for Ownership Disputes," Wired.com, July 22, 2013.
- "'Justifying' the Public Interest in Patent Litigation," Indiana Law Journal, June 1, 2013.
- Coauthor. "Courts May Enforce Covenants Not to Challenge the Validity of Licensed Patents Contained in a License Agreement Settling Litigation When the Parties Clearly Waived Future Challenges to Validity," LES Insights, Oct. 23, 2012.
- "Patents Fettering Reproductive Rights," Indiana Law Journal, Jan. 1, 2012.