Scott Daniels represents clients as lead-counsel in litigation matters in District Courts and at the U.S. International Trade Commission. He participates in post-grant review and ex parte reexamination proceedings at the U.S. Patent Office. He also counsels clients by preparing infringement and validity opinions.

Mr. Daniels has been a frequent blogger, primarily concerning post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is relied upon or quoted by publications, including Bloomberg, Reuters, IP360, Patently-O, Docket Navigator and Foss Patents. He has also been a frequent lecturer and author on USPTO post-grant and ITC issues. Additionally, Mr. Daniels was an Attorney in the early 1980s in the General Counsel’s Office of the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Publications by Mr. Daniels include:

Lectures by Mr. Daniels include:

  • “Patent Reexamination and Inter Partes Review”, Practicing Law Institute, October 2013
  • “Post Grant Proceedings: The Year in Review”, The Intellectual Property Association of Chicago, November 2013
  • “Versata v. SAP and Fresenius v. Baxter: Res Judicata and Collateral Estoppel in Post-grant Proceedings and Concurrent Li”, IPO Webinar, August 2013
  • Japan Patent Attorneys Association, 2007
  • JIPA Mock Trial 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2000, 1998, 1996
  • “Expert Witnesses”, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, 2004
  • “ITC Practice”, Japan Intellectual Property Association, 1989-2003


  • Cornell University (J.D.)
  • Carleton College (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

  • The Materials Research Society
  • American Chemical Society
  • The U.S. Chess Federation
  • The Wodehouse Society
  • The David Foster Wallace Society

Prior Affiliations

  • Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian
  • U.S. International Trade Commission