The Innovation Firm

N. Scott Pierce

Practice Areas

Technologies

Education

  • University of Connecticut, B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering
  • University of Connecticut, B.S. in Business Administration
  • University of Connecticut, M.B.A.
  • State University of New York School of Law at Buffalo, J.D.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Tau Beta Pi

N. Scott Pierce

N. Scott Pierce Attorney

N. Scott Pierce

Principal
Concord office
978.341.0036

Scott practices in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, electronics, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Recent work has included semiconductors, heterojunction bipolar transistors, lithium ion batteries, abdominal and thoracic stent grafts, biomechatronics, renewable energy, water denitrification, antioxidants, wearable computers, nanotechnology, and living cationic polymerization.

In addition to preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, Scott files and prosecutes trademark applications, conducts due diligence analyses and prepares legal opinions directed to patent infringement, inventorship and validity issues. He reviews license agreements, supports litigation, and sits on client patent committees. He has been practicing intellectual property law for over 25 years and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Scott regularly lectures on topical issues of intellectual property law and has authored several academic articles on intellectual property addressing such topics as written description, utility, inherency, experimental use, obviousness, statutory eligibility and the America Invents Act. He is an Adjunct Professor at Suffolk University Law School teaching biotechnology patent law and was a Senior Editor of the Buffalo Law Review.

In March 2017, Scott traveled to New Zealand and met with senior officers of the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) to discuss updates in New Zealand Patent Law and eligibility under U.S. and New Zealand patent law.  While in New Zealand, Scott participated in the presentation of seminars to several New Zealand-based law firms, as well as organizations and start-up companies supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment of New Zealand.  The seminars covered recent case law and U.S. Patent Office guidelines for determining patent eligibility, and general strategies for protecting the innovations of start-up companies in view of current U.S. intellectual property law. 

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

IP Extracts™

Articles

IP News Alerts

Firm News

  • Scott Pierce of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Quoted in Law360 article on Mistakes to Avoid in Patent Prosecution more
  • iWalk Founder Hugh Herr Wins 2012 Museum of Science Invented Here! Award more
  • Mary K. Murray, Ph.D. and Scott Pierce Organize Symposium with Suffolk University Law School to Discuss Critical Changes in Patent Law and Practice – Chief Judge Randall R. Rader Will Participate more
  • Mary K. Murray and Scott Pierce to Speak at Firm Sponsored Suffolk Law Event "The Impact of Patent Law on the Economy- Stimulus or Impediment?" more
Biography

Scott practices in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, chemical engineering, electronics, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Recent work has included semiconductors, heterojunction bipolar transistors, lithium ion batteries, abdominal and thoracic stent grafts, biomechatronics, renewable energy, water denitrification, antioxidants, wearable computers, nanotechnology, and living cationic polymerization.

In addition to preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, Scott files and prosecutes trademark applications, conducts due diligence analyses and prepares legal opinions directed to patent infringement, inventorship and validity issues. He reviews license agreements, supports litigation, and sits on client patent committees. He has been practicing intellectual property law for over 25 years and is a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Scott regularly lectures on topical issues of intellectual property law and has authored several academic articles on intellectual property addressing such topics as written description, utility, inherency, experimental use, obviousness, statutory eligibility and the America Invents Act. He is an Adjunct Professor at Suffolk University Law School teaching biotechnology patent law and was a Senior Editor of the Buffalo Law Review.

In March 2017, Scott traveled to New Zealand and met with senior officers of the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) to discuss updates in New Zealand Patent Law and eligibility under U.S. and New Zealand patent law.  While in New Zealand, Scott participated in the presentation of seminars to several New Zealand-based law firms, as well as organizations and start-up companies supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment of New Zealand.  The seminars covered recent case law and U.S. Patent Office guidelines for determining patent eligibility, and general strategies for protecting the innovations of start-up companies in view of current U.S. intellectual property law. 

Education
  • University of Connecticut, B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering
  • University of Connecticut, B.S. in Business Administration
  • University of Connecticut, M.B.A.
  • State University of New York School of Law at Buffalo, J.D.
Publications

IP Extracts™

Articles

IP News Alerts

Speaking Engagements
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Tau Beta Pi
News
  • Scott Pierce of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Quoted in Law360 article on Mistakes to Avoid in Patent Prosecution more
  • iWalk Founder Hugh Herr Wins 2012 Museum of Science Invented Here! Award more
  • Mary K. Murray, Ph.D. and Scott Pierce Organize Symposium with Suffolk University Law School to Discuss Critical Changes in Patent Law and Practice – Chief Judge Randall R. Rader Will Participate more
  • Mary K. Murray and Scott Pierce to Speak at Firm Sponsored Suffolk Law Event "The Impact of Patent Law on the Economy- Stimulus or Impediment?" more
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts

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