Scott D. Stimpson is Chair of the Sills Cummis & Gross Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Stimpson has practiced intellectual property litigation and counseling for 30 years, involving a wide range of IP issues including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He has significant trial (jury and nonjury), arbitration and mediation experience. He has successfully litigated many patent infringement and other technology cases, serving as lead litigation counsel in numerous matters. Mr. Stimpson’s litigation experience has involved technologies such as LEDs, 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.


  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International | U.S. Cross-Border
  • Litigation

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Court Admissions

  • 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, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers®* 2012-2023, 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


  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • B.S., University of Maine, with distinction

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  • New York