Scott J. Pivnick

Alston & Bird LLP

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F Street Northwest 950
Washington 20004 DC US

Scott Pivnick is a trial lawyer and head of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group in the Washington, D.C. office. He has litigated a broad range of intellectual property disputes covering numerous technologies in both district court and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).

He has substantial first- and second-chair litigation experience, including direct and cross-examination of fact and expert witnesses at trial and presenting oral arguments before the Federal Circuit, ITC, and trial-level courts. He has particular experience in coordinating global, multifront patent litigations involving some of the world’s leading companies.

He is experienced in defending multidefendant patent infringement suits in the District of Delaware and the Eastern District of Texas and coordinating joint defense groups consisting of companies that would otherwise be competitors in the marketplace.

Scott is a frequent lecturer on intellectual property law and an adjunct professor at the Catholic University Law School, where he teaches a patent enforcement class.

Previously, Scott worked at an international law firm, as well as for the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eric G. Bruggink of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Bar Admissions:

  •  District of Columbia
  •  Virginia
  •  Maryland


  •  The George Washington University (J.D., 1995)
  •  University of Connecticut (B.A., 1992)


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Amicus Committee; past chair of the Patent Litigation Committee; past chair of the Model Patent Jury Instructions Subcommittee
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Litigation Committee, Membership Committee, past vice chair of Discovery Committee; past vice chair of Litigation Committee
  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Oppositions and Cancellations Subcommittee


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F Street Northwest 950
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