Overview

Scott is a registered patent attorney who handles varied technology- and business-related matters, including intellectual property matters. His experience spans a wide array of businesses and technologies, emphasizing 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 adversarial matters, as well as intellectual property portfolio development, intellectual property divestiture/acquisition strategies, intellectual property licensing and negotiations, as well as patent prosecution and validity challenges before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR). Scott also assists clients with brand enforcement actions preventing patent, design patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement. Scott understands business, and focuses on delivering the best long-term business results for his clients. Scott was listed as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine for 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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.

While a partner at the firm, Mr. Kolassa obtained his Master's of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Defended Sony Computer Entertainment America in patent litigation involving encrypted data transmission.

Defended Google Inc. in patent infringement case where SimpleAir accused Google’s Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) service on Android smartphones and tables of infringing two patents.

Served as counsel for AirWatch, a leader in mobile device management, in defense of claims of infringement related to accessing, manipulating, monitoring, protecting and synchronizing data and software over a network across multiple devices.

Served as lead counsel for Sony Network Entertainment International LLC in defending claims of patent infringement related to authorizing access to digital content using the cloud and backup counsel in an IPR challenging one asserted patent.

Served as lead counsel for Logitech, a global leader in the development of innovative personal peripherals, in defense and counterclaims of a patent infringement action involving universal remote controls. Case settled.

Universal Elec., Inc. v. Logitech, Inc., et al., No. 11-1056 (C.D. Cal. filed July 15, 2011).

Represent Clorox in a patent infringement claim alleging that the spray bottle in which Clorox sells almost all its liquid cleaning products infringes Auto-Kaps’ patent. At our request at the initial status conference, the judge stayed discovery and entertained an early motion for summary judgment of non-infringement, ultimately granting that motion. The matter is currently on appeal.

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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

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., Business (2019)

Admissions

California (2013)

New York (2005)

Court 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

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