Scott A. McKeown is a member of the firm's Management Committee, and co-chairs the Post-Grant Patent practice group focusing on post-grant counseling, litigation and related prosecution issues. He leads the Post-Grant Patent 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 patent reissue and reexamination proceedings, post-grant patent trials, and appeals to the Court Of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He offers his clients comprehensive post-grant patent counseling including advice on USPTO post-grant proceedings concurrent with complex International Trade Commission (ITC) and district court litigations.
Having successfully navigated USPTO post-grant patent proceedings in which more than half a billion dollars was at stake, Mr. McKeown is one of the preeminent post-grant practitioners in the United States. He is lead post- grant counsel to some of the largest corporations in the world.
Mr. McKeown has been identified by Intellectual Asset Management as a “thought leader” and one of the world’s leading patent practitioners for adversarial post-grant USPTO patent proceedings. In addition, the Legal 500 has identified Mr. McKeown as a recommended patent attorney.
Mr. McKeown is the editor of the firm's Patents Post-Grant blog, regularly contributing insights and commentary on USPTO post-grant patent proceedings, trends, practice tips and news. 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). Currently, Mr. McKeown is the Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA), Intellectual Property Law Section Committee 104 (Post Grant USPTO Proceedings).
A former electrical engineer, he has worked with a wide range of technologies, including computer software, wireless telecommunication protocols and network architectures, e-commerce applications, analog and digital signal processing, and consumer electronics. In the telecommunication arts, Mr. McKeown has worked extensively with IP routing and signaling protocols, ATM and wireless communication protocols. He also has a broad breadth of experience with OFDM systems, CDMA, TDMA, FSK, QAM and the 802.11 family of protocols.
In the consumer electronic arts, Mr. McKeown's practice has a strong focus in audio and video processing and display technologies, discs, signal compression and encoding schemes, recording medium formatting and construction, and many other related technologies.