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Scott W. Doyle

Scott W. Doyle, Chair of the firm’s International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 Litigation Practice, focuses on patent and intellectual property infringement actions in federal district and state courts. Scott is experienced in Section 337 actions at the International Trade Commission. Scott is a trained electrical engineer and registered patent attorney.

Scott is well known as a leading lawyer litigating complex intellectual property cases, handling IP and other aspects in corporate transactions, efficiently managing and developing patent portfolios to achieve strategic goals, and providing global technology, business and legal strategic counseling. He has led patent, trade secret, copyright, software licensing and other intellectual property litigation actions in the federal courts, Section 337 actions at the ITC, and numerous inter partes reviews (IPR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He also has broad experience in arbitrations and mediations involving patent, trade secret and other intellectual property issues. Scott handles litigation involving a broad range of technologies including telecommunications, internet, digital cameras, computer hardware and software, automotive, photolithography machines, chemical compositions, medical devices, semiconductors, and biotechnology. Scott has deep experience advising clients on IPRs at the PTAB and other PTO patent review proceedings. He also counsels clients on a range of technology-related transactions. Previously, Scott has been Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practices at two firms and was a Co-Managing Partner of the DC Office at Shearman and Sterling.


  • International Trade Commission Section 337 Litigation
  • Inter partes review
  • Patent review proceedings
  • Buyouts, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Patent portfolio sales and joint ventures
  • Technology agreements



  • Represented a software development company in a Declaratory Judgment action filed by a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools entity in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The matter relates to the unauthorized over-deployment and infringement of our client’s copyrighted software in light of a license agreement between the parties limiting the deployment. Given the strength of our case, defendant pushed for settlement after the summary judgment phase of the case and right before trial, and the case was settled.
  • Representing client in ongoing patent enforcement action involving an array of patents relating to some of its most high-margin energy-related products against multiple foreign copycat manufacturers who have engaged in repeated acts of infringement and are selling their aftermarket infringing products to some of the client’s own customers, resulting in potential passing off and trademark infringement.
  • Defended a national retailer in a trade dress infringement action brought by an international manufacturer and competitor. After the Court denied plaintiff’s injunction motion for a number of reasons that we brought before the court, we pushed for settlement, and the case settled.
  • Represented Electronic Transaction Consultants Corporation (ETC) in an action requesting millions of dollars for allegedly breaching a software license agreement through its use of performing many more software “jobs” than were licensed. We advised the client on a number of strong defenses including that there was no breach since the license clause was unenforceable. Instead of having to defend a litigation, plaintiff offered to settle with ETC.
  • Provided advice to a real estate company regarding long-term software licensing agreement.
  • Won a patent case for Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA LLC in the Northern District of Illinois securing judgment on the pleadings where the Court found the asserted patent covering expert systems for determining driver impairment invalid, which was then affirmed on appeal at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.°
  • Secured summary judgment for a client in the Central District of California for a client where the Court held that the accused products did not infringe five patents-in-suit concerning various technologies including communication systems, airbag control systems, and blind spot detection.°
  • Represented Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz USA in a patent infringement case involving vehicle drive sleepiness detection system, securing summary judgment of noninfringement in the District of New Jersey, and obtaining affirmance at the Court of Appeals for the Federal District where all claims were found to be invalid.°
  • Represented WebMD in patent litigation in the Central District of California, securing summary judgment and judgment on the pleadings finding patents covering online health records management systems invalid.°
  • Represented a client in a patent infringement case in the Central District of California concerning fuel injection technologies for diesel engines, which resulted in summary judgment for our client where the Court held that the accused products did not infringe the patents-in-suit.°
  • Represented petitioner in a Section 337 litigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission involving bar code technology.°
  • Represented Vonage in a three-week trial before the Eastern District of Virginia and on appeal at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.°
  • Represented Motorola in a trade secret action involving cable modem technology.°
  • Represented Novo Nordisk at the U.S. International Trade Commission involving human growth hormone patents, case dismissed with prejudice by U.S. International Trade Commission.°
  • Represented Mercedes Benz USA in patent litigations in the Eastern District of Texas involving patents covering in-vehicle location and other computer based technologies.°
  • Represented Primus in two patent cases, both of which involve patents covering various aspects of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and mobile technologies.°
  • Represented respondent in Certain Electrical Connectors patent litigation case at the U.S. International Trade Commission.°
  • Represented respondent in patent litigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission in certain in-line roller skates case.°
  • Represented Nikon related entities in the United States in a settled patent litigation case in the District Court of Delaware. Patented technology covered digital processing in cameras, printers, and PCs.°
  • Represented patent plaintiff in a patent litigation relating to DVD players against a number of DVD manufacturers.°
  • Represented respondent in patent litigation at the U.S. International Trade Commission in Certain Magnets case.°
  • Represented Nikon in photolithography patent case. The other party paid $145 million to settle the case with Nikon.°
  • Represented Motorola in a large patent litigation which included contract disputes involving copy protection technology in set top boxes.°
  • Represented Motorola in a patent case involving wireless handsets in the Northern District of Illinois.°
  • Represented Vonage in multiple patent cases against Nortel and others.°
  • Represented Charter in patent litigation involving networking patents.°
  • Represented BEA Systems (now part of Oracle), including the defense of an action for patent infringement in the District of Delaware, the assertion of infringement claims against Software AG in the Eastern District of Virginia, and the initiation of reexamination proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.°
  • Represented patent plaintiff in successful case against a major TV programming company involving cable and satellite distribution technology.°
  • Represented Amtrak in patent case relating to automatic telephone call processing technology.°
  • Represented Deborah Changkit in Deborah Changkitv. D.C. Department of Employment Services, No. 08-AA-615, (D.C. Court of Appeals, 2010), and won an appeal for the client reversing agencies denial of health benefits.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Doyle prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Technology Consultant, General Counsel’s Office, U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Former Member of the Board, BlackLight Power, Inc., 2010-2016
  • Senior Vice President, Liberty Media, Inc., 2003-2005
  • Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Liberty subsidiary OpenTV, 2003-2005
  • Executive Vice President, ACTV Inc., 2001-2003

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, “Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers,” 2008-2020
  • Leading Lawyer in IAM 1000
  • Recognized as a Leading DC Litigator, Benchmark Litigation
  • Leading Patent Lawyer, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Lawyers
  • Named the Intellectual Property “Young Gun” and a Leading Lawyer by the Washington Business Journal, 2004
  • Former Member, Board of Advisers for the Department of Engineering at Virginia Tech, 2005-2007
  • Member of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA),
  • Member of the Giles Rich Inns of Court
  • Member, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association


  • LL.M., Intellectual Property Law, with highest honors, George Washington University Law School, 1997
  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 1993
  • M.B.A., Georgetown University, 2012
    • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • M.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, George Washington University, 1988
  • B.S.E.E., Virginia Tech, 1984
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office