Contact Scott Lydon
Scott’s practice focuses on patent, trademark and copyright procurement, counseling and litigation. Scott has extensive experience with domestic and foreign patent prosecution in a variety of technologies in the mechanical, electromechanical, electrical and computer arts. He has counseled clients to develop offensive and defensive patent portfolio strategies, including obtaining broad and targeted patent coverage of clients’ commercial products and blocking the competitive space, while maintaining portfolio flexibility to better protect future design iterations.
Scott has experience preparing patentability, noninfringement, invalidity and freedom-to-operate opinions and has also initiated and defended numerous post issuance review proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also has experience representing clients in trademark and copyright matters and with drafting corporate policies, including nondisclosure agreements.
Prior to practicing law, Scott worked as a Senior Engineer and as a Licensing Analyst for Pratt and Whitney, a United Technologies Corporation company.
Dual B.S., Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law
Certificate, Intellectual Property Program
Offices and Positions
President, Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, 2014-2015
Vice President, Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, 2013-2014
Secretary, Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, 2012-2013
Treasurer, Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, 2011-2012
Program Chair, Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, 2010-2011
Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Hartford County Bar Association
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Speaker, Joint Patent Practice Seminar, 2015, (discussing Chris E. Maling & another, Plaintiffs/Appellants, v. Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP & others, Defendants/Appellees, 2014 WL 5393729 (Mass.App.Ct.)
Article co-author, “Anti-Troll Legislation: Too Much of a Good Thing?,” CT Law Tribune, April 20, 2015
Speaker, Roundtable Discussion: Ex Parte Reexaminations, IP Enforcement Summit, New York 2015
Article co-author, “New Options for Challenging Patents,” CT Law Tribune, April 21, 2014
Article co-author, “Can Your Wireless Router Get You In Trouble?,” CT Law Tribune, April 15, 2013
Protecting Intellectual Property Rights at the Border, Connecticut Law Tribune, April 16, 2012
Speaker, Joint Patent Practice Seminar, 2012 (discussing John Mezzalingua Assocs. v. ITC, 660 F.3d 1322, 1324 (Fed. Cir. 2011)
Guest Speaker, Engineering Design, University of Hartford, 2011
Speaker, Panel Discussion: Careers in Intellectual Property Law, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2010
Article co-author, “It’s Not Enough to Simply Show Deception,” CT Law Tribune, April 20, 2009.
Speaker, Joint Patent Practice Seminar, 2009 (discussing Research Corp. Tech. Inc., v. Microsoft Corp. 536 F.3d 1247, 1252 (Fed. Cir. 2008)
Article co-author, “Business Method Patents Under Fire,” CT Law Tribune, April 21, 2008