M. Scott Stevens - Alston & Bird LLP

M. Scott Stevens

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015
Phone: 704-444-1025

Scott Stevens is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group and a registered patent attorney. Mr. Stevens’ practice focuses on patent litigation involving technologies such as telecommunications, chemical processes, pharmaceuticals, cloud computing, and flash memory.

Mr. Stevens represents clients in Section 337 Investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as in patent-infringement litigation before various U.S. District Courts and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Stevens has also appeared and argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Additionally, Mr. Stevens has experience representing companies in trademark, parallel importation, trade secret and copyright litigation before district courts, the International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Mr. Stevens has also prosecuted patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr. Stevens has been recognized in the 2016 and 2015 editions of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in intellectual property and patent litigation.

Additional Information

Court Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

University of VirginiaBS University of VirginiaJ.D.

Case History

Experience
  • Counsel for complainant Navico in an ITC investigation (337-TA-921) against Garmin concerning sonar technology.
  • Counsel for complainant Navico in an ITC investigation (337-TA-898) against Raymarine concerning sonar technology. Obtained favorable settlement for the client.
  • Counsel for Cardlytics, Inc. in defense of infringement claims brought by a non-practicing entity in the Middle District of Tennessee, which included the filing of a CBM Petition. Obtained favorable settlement for the client.
  • Counsel for Nokia in two ITC investigations (337-TA-847, -885) relating to Nokia’s patent litigation against HTC. The ITC judge ruled that multiple HTC products infringed two of Nokia’s patents. This subsequently resulted in a settlement between the parties.
  • Counsel for Nokia in an ITC investigation (337-TA-868) in defense of claims raised by InterDigital. The ALJ determined that Nokia does not violate any of the patents at issue, and the Commission affirmed in August of 2014.
  • Appellate Counsel to Richtek Technology Corp. in relation to two appeals stemming from an ITC Enforcement Action (337-TA-698 Enforcement), including arguing on Richtek’s behalf in relation to one of the appeals. The case is currently pending.
  • Counsel for Nokia in various ITC investigations (337-TA-701, -704, -710, and -771) in relation to Nokia’s patent litigation against Apple. The investigations were settled, resulting in a lump-sum payment as well as ongoing royalty patents from Apple to Nokia.
Part 2
  • Counsel for respondent, The ESAB Group, Inc., in an ITC investigation (337-TA-686) concerning welding wire technology. Obtained completion victory for the client at the ITC, which was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
  • Counsel for the defendant in the defense of allegations of trade-secret misappropriation concerning catalyst regeneration technology.
  • Counsel for the respondent in an ITC investigation (337-TA-668) concerning the manufacture of non-shellfish glucosamine. Obtained a favorable settlement for the client.
  • Counsel for complainants in an ITC investigation (337-TA-623) concerning chemical processes for the manufacture of refrigerant R-134a. Obtained a Consent Order and a favorable settlement for the client securing the full relief available at the ITC.
  • Counsel for the defendant in a district court action involving patents directed to parallel processing. Obtained a settlement for the client whereby it paid nothing for the complete freedom from the suit.
Part 3
  • Counsel for the complainant in an ITC action (337-TA-552) concerning patents relating to NAND flash memory chips.
  • Counsel for plaintiffs in actions in various district courts alleging trademark infringement, trade-dress infringement and parallel importation relating to energy drinks.
  • Counsel for the defendant in a patent infringement action involving patents directed to skin creams using alpha-hydroxy acids.
  • Counsel for the defendant, a federal government contractor, in an action alleging the infringement of patents directed to mail-sorting devices.
  • Counsel for the plaintiff in a pro bono copyright infringement action before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Office Location

Bank of America Plaza, Suite 4000
101 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28280-4000
United States


Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Patent