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Scott A. Allen
+1 202 408 4336
scott.allen@finnegan.com

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    J.D., magna cum laude, 2012
  • University of Dayton
    B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, 2008

Judicial Clerkships

    U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Scott A. Allen

Associate

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Professional Recognition

  • Order of the Coif.

Professional Activities

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court

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