Intellectual Property Services

Strategic, solution-oriented advice to support your IP needs at all stages of growth


Scale's intellectual property team supports emerging and established companies at all stages of growth in developing and implementing business-forward strategies designed to create, protect, monetize, and manage valuable IP assets. Working with a broad range of technologies, our attorneys advise clients on issues relating to domestic and international patents, government data rights, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, and strategic collaborations, as well as on IP portfolio development and management. We also work with Scale’s other practice groups, offering strategic advice in support of their clients’ objectives.

Our Approach

We take a startup-oriented mindset - one focused on delivering agile, responsive, and cost-effective results that strategically align with clients’ business objectives.

Areas of Practice

As former Big Law IP litigators, patent examiners with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in-house counsel, our attorneys bring significant legal and business experience to their clients. Whether working with startups, growth-stage businesses, or Fortune 500 companies, we approach legal issues with a business mindset and provide practical, efficient, and actionable advice on the following areas:

  • Copyright Registration
  • Dual-Use & Emerging Defense Technology
  • Government Contracts
  • Government Data Rights
  • IP Licensing and Due Diligence
  • IP Litigation, Unfair Competition & Trade Secrets
  • IP Portfolio Management
  • Life Sciences
  • Patent & Trademark Post-Grant Proceedings
  • Patent Drafting & Prosecution
  • R&D Agreements & Strategic Collaborations
  • Trademark Registration & Clearance Searches
  • Trademark Trial & Appeal Board Proceedings

What Sets us Apart

Dramatically broader skill-set, greater industry experience

Unlike traditional IP attorneys, our team boasts a dramatically broader skill-set as a result of previous experience in government, Big Law, and in-house IP counsel roles across many industries. Leveraging this unique background, our attorneys provide strategic, business-forward advice that adds value beyond what is purely legal in nature. We help clients achieve measurable business goals such as forming strategic industry partnerships, developing patent portfolios that strengthen negotiating positions, and licensing IP to capture value.

We represent companies and individuals at the forefront of their respective fields, including:

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Biotech, diagnostics and pharmaceuticals 
  • Blockchain
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital health
  • Digital media, entertainment, and games
  • E-commerce, consumer technologies, and products
  • Fintech and financial services
  • Other life sciences

Deep expertise in centers of hypergrowth & innovation

Our IP team has extensive experience across all industries, with a unique focus on several niche sectors where innovation and growth are rapidly increasing.

Meet The Team

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