Scott Wilsdon  Of Counsel

Scott Wilsdon specializes in intellectual property litigation, with an expertise in anti-piracy litigation. He has represented a variety of clients in the technology and entertainment industries in matters involving satellite signal theft, software and hardware counterfeiting, copyright, patent and trademark litigation, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair business practices, and defamation, employment and contract actions.

Scott established the firm’s Anti-Piracy practice group, which represents clients seeking to protect their intellectual property and technologies from illegal infringement.

Scott’s recent clients and matters have included:

  • DIRECTV, Inc. since 1995 in satellite signal theft, account fraud and commercial misuse, and other piracy related actions in the United States and Canada.
  • NDS Americas, Inc. since 1996 in corporate espionage, satellite signal theft, and other piracy-related actions in North and South America.
  • Microsoft Corporation since 2005 in copyright infringement, trademark and other piracy related actions in the United States and Canada.
  • Recording Industry Association of America (“RIAA”) since 2003 in copyright infringement actions.
  • Motion Picture Association of America (“MPAA”) since 1995 in copyright infringement actions.
  • National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (“NRTC”) since 2002 in satellite signal theft and other piracy related actions.
  • Foreign media companies, including DIRECTV Latin America, British Sky Broadcasting, SKY Mexico, STAR (Hong Kong) and STAR (India), in copyright infringement and other piracy related actions.
  • in a major trademark action.
  • Record producer Alan Douglas in a major copyright action involving the Jimi Hendrix music properties.
  • Heirs to the estate of Janis Joplin in a copyright action.

Scott has been recognized in the field of anti-piracy litigation. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” in the Washington Law & Politics and Super Lawyers (national edition), and has been profiled in a feature article in a leading legal publication.

Scott frequently lectures on copyright and technology related legal issues. He has also been appointed to serve as a special master in intellectual property cases by the U.S. District Court.


University of California, Hastings, J.D., magna cum laude, 1988 Member, Hastings Law Journal; Editor, Hastings Constitutional Quarterly

Stanford University, B.A., with distinction, 1982

Professional Experience

Yarmuth Wilsdon PLLC, 1995-present

Culp, Guterson & Grader, Seattle, 1991 – 1995

Hon. Thomas S. Zilly, US District Court, Seattle, 1989 – 1991

Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco, 1988 – 1989

Hon. Allen E. Broussard, California Supreme Court, extern, 1987

Hon. Leon E. Panetta, US House of Representatives, legislative aide, 1982 – 1985

Bar Admissions

Washington State