Scott A. Hughes

Scott A. Hughes

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.


Phone +1 202 637 3659

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupIntellectual Property

Striving to help his clients meet their business objectives, Scott Hughes provides practical guidance on a variety of IP matters. He offers widespread knowledge of various industry sectors such as automotive, mechanical engineering, and telecommunications.

Scott's background is both technical and professional, allowing him to effectively communicate with inventors from beginning to end. With six years of experience as a Patent Examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Scott crafts unique solutions and guidance to help clients manage their IP portfolios and resolve their IP disputes.

He has drafted pleadings and contentions, as well as prosecuted numerous patent applications for clients in technologies ranging from digital imaging and mobile applications to solar cells and waste-to-energy systems. He utilizes his diverse industry knowledge and leverages his experience in front of major U.S. patent entities.

Education and admissions


J.D., The George Washington University Law School, high honors, Order of the Coif, 2011

B.S., University of Maryland, 2004

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Representative experience

Represented a leading automotive company in district courts and before the U.S. Patent Office.

Advises multiple firm clients on patent prosecution and portfolio management.

Representing a leading company in patent suits at the ITC.

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