Scott is a registered patent attorney who handles varied intellectual property matters with an emphasis on litigation and counseling. His patent experience spans a wide array of technologies, primarily in the electrical and computer arts, including computer hardware and software, integrated circuit design, semiconductor processing, networking and data communications, video processing, fiber-optic transmissions and e-commerce. Scott counsels clients on patent portfolio development and divestiture/acquisition strategies, patent licensing and negotiations, as well as patent prosecution and validity challenges before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including Inter Partes Review (IPR). Scott also assists clients with brand enforcement actions preventing patent, design patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement. Scott was listed as a 2017 Northern California "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Kolassa spent one year designing telecommunications software and almost five years designing automotive safety electronics and software. He is a named inventor on five patents relating to automotive safety electronics.

During law school, Mr. Kolassa served as an extern for the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve in the Northern District of Illinois. He was a Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium Fellow and a two-term Vice President of the Chicago-Kent IP Law Society.

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D. (2004)
    with honors
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn, B.S., Electrical Engineering (1996)
    with high distinction

Bar Admissions

  • California (2013)
  • New York (2005)

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Putting myself in the client’s shoes, endeavoring to understand not only what they need, but the motivation behind the need, and making the client’s goals my own.

1080 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, CA, 94025
USA
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Scott E. Kolassa

Experience Highlights

Good Technology v. AirWatch
Served as counsel for AirWatch, a leader in mobile device management, in defense of claims of infringement related to accessing, manipulating, more
SimpleAir, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp., et al.
Defended Google Inc. in patent infringement case where SimpleAir accused Google’s Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) service on Android more
TQP Development, LLC v. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Defended Sony Computer Entertainment America in patent litigation involving encrypted data transmission. more
Universal Electronics Inc. v. Logitech Inc. et al.
Served as lead counsel for Logitech, a global leader in the development of innovative personal peripherals, in defense and counterclaims of a patent more