Scott D. Stimpson

Scott D. Stimpson


Scott D. Stimpson is Chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross Intellectual Property Practice Group and is resident in the Firm’s New York office. Mr. Stimpson has practiced intellectual property litigation and counseling for 27 years. He has significant trial (jury and nonjury), arbitration and mediation experience. He has successfully litigated many patent infringement cases, serving as lead litigation counsel in numerous cases. Mr. Stimpson’s litigation experience has involved technologies such as medical and other mechanical devices, semiconductors, cameras, cell phones, flash memories, chemical compositions, biotechnology and computer science.

Mr. Stimpson’s licensing and counseling work has similarly involved a wide range of technical disciplines and clients. Mr. Stimpson also has significant experience in general commercial litigation, including causes of action such a breach of contract, unjust enrichment, and other state and federal claims.  He is a Registered Patent Attorney. 

Apart from his experience representing American clients, Mr. Stimpson has also served as lead counsel for clients in Japan, China and Korea.  Mr. Stimpson has lectured on American patent litigation, giving presentations in the United States, Asia and Australia. 

Prior to joining Sills Cummis & Gross, Mr. Stimpson was an equity partner in Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ Litigation and Intellectual Property Practices where he was lead counsel in numerous litigations and had considerable jury and non-jury trial experience. Prior to that, he was an equity partner at Pennie & Edmonds where he chaired the Mechanical Technologies Group.

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U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit



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Rankings & Recognition

New York Metro Super Lawyers®* 2012-2015, Intellectual Property
Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating

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Member, American Association of Trial Lawyers
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association 
— Co-Chair, Litigation Committee
Co-Chair, Law Firm Management Committee
Distinguished Member, Francis Crowe Society, College of Engineering, University of Maine