Scott L. Bittman is a counsel in the Intellectual Property Group in Crowell & Moring's New York office. He focuses on intellectual property litigation, counseling, and patent and trademark procurement.
Scott's litigation practice includes representing clients before federal district courts throughout the country, the International Trade Commission, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has litigated cases involving a wide variety of technologies, including lithium based battery packs for power tools, mass marketing software, Power over Ethernet (PoE), halftone printing software, LCD panel manufacturing, automotive control systems, solar panel mounts, machine vision software, toothpaste formulations, electrical fittings, and web-based telecommunications. He has also litigated cases related to trade secret misappropriation, trademark enforcement, false advertising, and unfair competition.
As part of Scott's counseling activities, he assists clients with the evaluation of patents and trademarks of third parties and renders detailed opinions relating to patent invalidity, non-infringement, and unenforceability. He also advises clients concerning intellectual property procurement and enforcement strategies. His procurement work encompasses drafting and prosecuting patent applications relating to a variety of technologies and drafting and prosecuting trademark applications. He also prepares intellectual property licenses and performs due diligence relating to intellectual property issues in corporate transactions.
Scott also maintains an active pro bono practice. In recognition of his efforts, he has been identified as an "Empire State Counsel" by the New York State Bar Association.
Scott received his B.S., cum laude, in mechanical engineering from Tufts University and his J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law. Prior to law school, he worked as a design engineer for a global corporation specializing in electronic monitoring, testing, and display instruments.
- Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation, et al. v. Hilti, Inc. (E.D. Wisc.). Representing defending Hilti, Inc. in a patent infringement action involving lithium based battery packs for use in power tools.
- Rowpar Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Lornamead, Inc. (D. Ariz.). Representing defendant Lornamead, Inc. in a trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement action involving toothpaste formulations.
- Phoenix Licensing, L.L.C., et al v. General Motors LLC (E.D.Tex.). Represented defendant General Motors LLC in a patent infringement action involving mass marketing software.
- Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. v. Avaya, Inc., et al. (E.D.Tex.). Representing defendant Avaya Inc. in a patent infringement action involving Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology.
- Spread Spectrum Screening LLC. v. Eastman Kodak Company (N.D. Ill., W.D.N.Y., Fed. Cir.). Represented defendant Eastman Kodak Company in a patent infringement action involving halftone printing software brought by Acacia subsidiary. See Federal Circuit opinion dismissing appeal filed by Spread Spectrum Screening.
- Anvik Corporation v. ChiMei InnoLux Corporation (S.D.N.Y., Fed. Cir.). Represented defendant ChiMei InnoLux Corporation in a patent infringement action involving scanning microlithography systems for manufacturing LCD panels.
- Arlington Industries, Inc. v. Bridgeport Fittings, Inc. (M.D.Pa., Fed. Cir.). Representing plaintiff Arlington Industries in multiple patent infringement actions involving electrical fittings. See district court opinion and order granting preliminary injunction.
- Unirac, Inc. v. Ironridge, Inc. et al. (D.N.M.); Sunmodo Corporation v. Unirac, Inc.(W.D.Wash). Represented patent holder Unirac, Inc. in multiple patent infringement actions involving solar panel mounts.
- Weight Watchers International, Inc. v. Curves International, Inc.(S.D.N.Y.). Represented plaintiff Weight Watchers International, Inc. in an action involving trademark infringement and false advertising. Obtained preliminary and permanent injunction.
- In re Certain Machine Vision Software, Machine Vision Systems, and Products Containing Same (ITC, D.Mass.). Represented respondents Fuji America Corp. and Fuji Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in a patent infringement action involving machine-vision system software. Also represented defendant Fuji America Corp. in a parallel action before the district court.
- Web Telephony LLC v. Bell Atlantic Communications, et al. (E.D. Tex.).
Represented defendant AT&T Corp. in a patent infringement action
involving web-based telecommunications systems.
Admitted to practice: New York, Massachusetts (inactive), District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Client Alerts & Newsletters
"What Do Actress Lindsay Lohan and Former Panamanian Strongman Manuel Noriega Have in Common?,"
Advertising & Product Risk Management Alert
(July 31, 2014).
Contact: Scott L. Bittman
"Federal Circuit Reverses Denial of Stay Request Based On Covered Business Method Review,"
(July 10, 2014).
Contacts: Terry Rea, Jeffrey D. Sanok, Jonathan M. Lindsay, Scott L. Bittman
"First Final Written Decision in Inter Partes Review of Pharmaceutical Related Patents,"
(June 27, 2014).
Contacts: James K. Stronski, Mark T. Jansen, Terry Rea, Scott L. Bittman
"TTAB Grants Petition to Cancel REDSKINS Registrations,"
(June 19, 2014).
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