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Scott R. Brown





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Scott is a partner at Hovey Williams and is the head of the litigation department. He began his career in California's Silicon Valley in 1990. He moved to Kansas and joined Hovey Williams in 1999. His practice includes all aspects of intellectual property creation, management, enforcement, and licensing, with particular emphasis on intellectual property litigation. Scott has been a first chair trial lawyer since 1999, handling more than one hundred lawsuits in federal courts across the country. Scott has also been lead-counsel in numerous administrative actions before the Patent Trial and Appeals Board in inter partes review proceedings and has also appeared in post grant review proceedings and reexaminations. Scott has argued numerous times before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, appealing and defending judgments from district courts and the PTAB.

Scott has handled a variety of intellectual property litigations, including patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, unfair competition, and trade secret actions. He has significant expertise in patent infringement actions, representing plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of such disputes. His experience includes a wide range of technologies, including digital and computer hardware, digital signal processing, software, agricultural implements, complex mechanical machines, medical devices, and chemical and biotechnology-based disputes. He has played a leading role in a variety of successful patent enforcement and licensing campaigns on behalf of the firm's clients.

Scott also advises clients on infringement, validity and patentability opinions, copyright, trademark and trade dress disputes, IP licensing, and other IP related business decisions.

Scott has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America a national trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American Lawyers.

Areas Of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2007
  • Missouri, 2000
  • California, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1997


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • Juris Doctor - 1990
  • University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
    • Bachelor of Science - 1987
    • Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2011, 2017-2021
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® - 2022

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Patent Law Firms (APLF), Former Member Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • California Bar Association


  • Eta Kappa Nu