Scott E. McPherson

Special Counsel
Voice:  619-239-9400
Fax:  412-261-2627

B.A. Biology and History, University of California at San Diego
M.S.P.H. Toxicology, San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health
J.D. University of San Diego College of Law

Areas of Specialization
Intellectual Property

Bar Admissions

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Scott McPherson is an intellectual property lawyer and scientist who advises clients in all aspects of the creation, management, advocacy and procurement of intellectual property portfolios. Before becoming an attorney, Scott worked for nine years as a scientist in the biotechnology industry developing and managing research used to identify the efficacy and safety aspects of drugs, devices and biologics. After leaving the laboratory and entering law school, Scott worked as a scientific advisor for Foley & Lardner. Following law school, he worked in-house with Nanogen Inc., and then spent over six years with DLA Piper and the intellectual property firm Townsend Townsend & Crew .

Scott's focus and primary interest is maximizing the value of intellectual property assets. His practice emphasizes intellectual property protection issues: including patent preparation and prosecution; rendering and preparation of various legal opinions; and managing general client IP and business issues for clients in the biotech, medical device, clean-tech, high-tech and action sports industries. He also assists Julie McGuire in IP-related matters. In addition to being special counsel to Hull McGuire, Scott also operates S McPherson IP Law, emphasizing IP work, in San Diego California.

He resides in San Diego, California.



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