Overview

Scott McMillan’s practice covers various aspects of patent law, including foreign and domestic patent prosecution, portfolio management, and strategic development; infringement and validity studies; and licensing and due diligence support. Mr. McMillan has technical experience in various areas of electronics, computers, software and optics. Specific technologies include circuit design and VLSI layout, wireless communications, computer architecture, networking, software, online video streaming, optical devices and networks, and semiconductor design and manufacture.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. McMillan worked at one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies in hardware and software development, where, among other things, he assisted in the design of a development platform for next-generation portable media devices. He has also been lead hardware engineer at a small media distribution company where he designed and tested multimedia kiosks.

Mr. McMillan lived in Brazil for two years and retains a working proficiency in Portuguese.

Mr. McMillan was recognized as a 2018 Colorado "Rising Star" in the area of Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers magazine.

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Experience

Represented Western Union Financial Services, Inc., a provider of global payment services, as a defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving methods for electronic payment processing. Case settled. Actus, LLC v. Bank of Am. Corp., No. 09-0102 (E.D. Tex. filed Apr. 9, 2009).

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Education

Columbia Law School, J.D. (2008) Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

University of Colorado, M.S., Electrical Engineering (2005)

Brigham Young University, B.S., Electrical Engineering (2003) University Scholar

Admissions

Colorado

Utah

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Professional & Community Activities

ProBoPat (Pro Bono Patent Program) Steering Committee Member and Volunteer

Utah State Bar, IP Section CLE Planning Committee, Member

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