Scott A.M. Chambers, Ph.D.

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Dr. Scott Chambers is a principal of Porzio, Bromberg & Newman and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Department.  He concentrates his practice in all areas of patent law including licensing, patent infringement and validity issues, patent prosecution, patent term extensions under Hatch Waxman and client counseling.   Dr. Chambers is a skilled litigator who represents clients in federal courts and before government agencies including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO"), the Federal Trade Commission,  and the International Trade Commission.

Having previously served as an Associate Solicitor for the USPTO, Dr. Chambers knowledge of how the agency operates enables him to provide additional insight to clients involved in the patent process.

Recognized as an authority in the area of patent law, Dr. Chambers is a well published author and a frequent speaker on the topic.  He regularly serves as an expert witness on U.S. patent law and procedures.  Dr. Chambers currently teaches classes on international intellectual property law and advanced courses in patent law as an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University Law School, Catholic University Law School and George Washington Law School.

Representative Matters

• Benitec Australia Ltd. v. Nucleonics, Inc., 495 F.3d 1340 (Fed. Cir. 2007)
• Abbott Laboratories v. Novapharm, Ltd., 323 F.3d 1324 (Fed. Cir. 2003)
• Emergency Fuel, LLC v. Pennzoil-Quaker State Co., 71 Fed. Appx. 826 (Fed. Cir.  2003)
• In re Dance, 160 F.3d 1339 (Fed. Cir. 1998)
• In re Clement, 131 F.3d 1464 (Fed. Cir. 1997)
• In re Emert, 124 F.3d 1458 (Fed. Cir. 1997)
• Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Lehman, 109 F.3d 756 (Fed. Cir. 1997)
• In re Mayne, 104 F.3d 1339 (Fed. Cir. 1997)
• Merck & Co., Inc. v. Kessler, 80 F.3d 1543 (Fed. Cir. 1996)
• In re Alton, 76 F.3d 1168 (Fed. Cir. 1996)
• Honigsbaum v. Lehman, 903 F. Supp. 8 (D.D.C. 1995)

 

Organizations/Memberships
  • Biotechnology Law Report, Editorial Board member
  • Patent Trademark and Copyright Journal, Advisory Board member
  • Biojudiciary Project
  • Adjunct faculty, Georgetown University Law School; Catholic University Law School;   George Washington Law School

 

Honors and Awards
  • Recognized on Virginia Super Lawyers list, Intellectual Property Litigation,  2008 - 2014.
  • Recognized on Washington, DC Super Lawyers list, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2007 and 2009 - 2017.
  • Recognized in Washington, DC Super Lawyers Business Edition, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2011, 2013.
  • Silver Medal Recipient, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1999.
  • Recognition Award, National Partnership for Reinventing Government, 1998.
  • Special Achievement and Gainsharing Awards, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1989 - 1992.
  • William Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson and Lione Scholarship, Excellence in Intellectual Property Law, 1992.
  • Distinguished Graduate, Patent Academy, 1990.
  • Senior Staff Fellow, National Institutes of Health, 1986 - 1988.

Honors and Awards

 

Publications
Speaking Engagements
  • "Key IP Issues and the Needs of Companies, Researchers and Inventors in Qatar," March 19, 2014.
  • "Patent Disputes 2012: Patent Reform and New Models for a New Market," June 19, 2012.
  • U.S. Patent Reform Seminar, April 3, 2012.
  • “Inter Partes Review & 3rd Party Pre-issuance Submissions,” Munich, Germany, April 3, 2012.
  • WEBINAR: U.S. Patent Reform: The New Standard, October 3, 2011.
  • “Litigation Forums other than District Court,” Bio-Forum, Shanghai, China, 2009.
  • “Technology Transfer and Technology Licensing,” Commercial Law Development Program of the Department of Commerce, Yerevan, Armenia, 2009.
  • "Intellectual Property Law and TRIPS Compliance," Commercial Law Development Division of the Department of Commerce, Cairo, Egypt, 2003.
  • Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy, Antitrust Division Roundtables, 2002.
  • Federal Trade Commission Hearings on Competition and Intellectual Property Law and Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy, Foundational Issues in Patents and Antitrust, 2002.
  • "The Road Beyond Proteomics," Drug Discovery Technology 2001, Boston, MA, 2001.
  • "Recent Cases Impacting the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sectors in the United States," Second International Conference on Intellectual Property Rights and Biotechnology, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan), 2001.
  • "Recent Developments in Biotechnology Practice in the United States," Second International Conference on Intellectual Property Rights and Biotechnology, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan), 2001.
  • "United States Patent Practice for Biotechnological Inventions," Lecture Series to the Taiwanese Biotechnology Examiners and Judges, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Intellectual Property Office, Republic of China (Taiwan), 2001.
  • ‘"Written Description" and Patent Examination--the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Guidelines,’ American Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Spring CLE Program, Washington D.C., 2000.
  • Commercial Law Development Division of the Department of Commerce, Cairo and Luxor, Egypt, to the Egyptian Judiciary on Patents and Intellectual Property Law, 2000.
  • "The Written Description Guidelines" New York, NY, 1999.
  • "Patent Protection for a World Economy," Canadian Ministry for Intellectual Property, Molecular Farming, London, Ontario, 1999.
  • "Patenting Biotechnological Inventions," Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C., 1995-1999.

 

Practice

Industries

Related Media

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Education

Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse, NY, Certificate of Public Administration, 1999

George Washington University, Washington, D.C., J.D., 1993

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Ph.D., 1981

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, B.S., 1974

Contact Address

1200 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Suite 710

Washington, DC 20036-6802

Phone: 202.517.1888

Fax: 202.517.6322

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