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Scott G. Lindvall

Scott G. Lindvall

Intellectual Property Department

New York
T: +1 212 836 8700
F: +1 212 836 8689

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  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
    JD, Editor, William & Mary Law Review, 1986
  • Washington University
    MS, Mechanical Engineering, 1982
  • Virginia Tech
    BS, cum laude, Aerospace Engineering, 1980


  • New York
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Scott Lindvall is a trial lawyer with a particular focus on patent litigation. As a result of his broad technical educational background, he has represented Fortune 100 companies in a range of industries including wireless and wireline telecommunications, computer technology (including parallel processing, mass digital storage and memory devices, compression algorithms, mainframe database software and tools, anti-virus and firewall software, VoIP, network topology, and voice recognition and analysis software), aerospace technology, digital image processing, medical devices, pharmaceutical (including Hatch-Waxman litigation), mechanical devices and biotechnology.

Scott has over 25 years of litigation experience, and in particular, extensive trial practice. During the just the past two years, Scott, acting as lead trial counsel, has tried three patent infringement trials to verdict. Most recently, he was lead trial counsel in a case before a jury in federal court in Delaware. The jury found for his client on all claims including finding that both the patent and trade dress infringements were willful. The jury awarded significant compensatory damages as well as significant punitive damages under the state law unfair competition claims.

Scott’s litigation experience has resulted in a number of other successes for his clients. For example, Scott was lead counsel for a major cellular communications company in a trial in which a jury verdict was entered shielding the company from alleged damages for patent infringement in excess of $400 million, one of the largest defense verdicts of that year. He represented CA, Inc. (formerly Computer Associates), a major software company, in a trade secret and copyright infringement case, in which his client received a cash settlement of $50 million on the eve of a jury trial.

Scott was responsible for successfully asserting patents in a Hatch-Waxman action on behalf of a Glaxo Wellcome plc (now GlaxoSmithKline) against a generic pharmaceutical company, involving a drug with annual sales exceeding $3 billion. He also defended the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronet) in a patent infringement suit involving a business method patent in which the plaintiff sought hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. That case was dismissed based on the patent being invalid. Some of the other clients Scott has represented include BAE Systems plc, Rolls-Royce plc (turbofan engines) International Paper Company, Novo Nordisk A/S and Merrill Lynch.

Scott has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University. After graduation, he was employed by McDonnell Douglas Corp. as a research aerospace engineer specializing in computational fluid dynamics. This technical education and work experience exposed him to a broad range of technologies, including electronics, software programming, computer hardware design, structural design, fluid mechanics, organic and inorganic chemistry, mechanical design, as well as general physics. Scott received his law degree from the College of William and Mary where he was Editor of the William and Mary Law Review. He was also elected as a member of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society and was elected President of Sigma Gamma Tau, the national aerospace honor society.