Intellectual Property Protection & Litigation
Contracts & Commercial Disputes
Strategic Advice & Counsel
Employment Counsel, Investigations & Litigation
University of California, Hastings, J.D., 1988,
magna cum laude
Stanford University, B.A., 1982, with distinction
Hon. Thomas S. Zilly, U.S. District Court,
W.D. Wash., 1989-1991
Culp, Guterson & Grader, 1991-1995
Morrison & Foerster, 1988-1989
Scott Wilsdon has acted as national litigation counsel for technology and entertainment clients, including Fortune 100 companies, in intellectual property cases in courts across the country. He has represented clients in matters involving copyright and trademark infringement, satellite signal theft, unauthorized computer access (Computer Fraud and Abuse Act), misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair business practices. Closer to home, Scott’s practice has included representing software and media companies, as well as individual artists, musicians and producers. Scott founded the firm’s Intellectual Property Protection and Litigation practice.
Scott also represents clients in a broad range of commercial matters, including business litigation, contract and licensing negotiations, employment disputes, and responding to federal and state government investigations. Scott regularly advises clients on business and regulatory matters.
Representative engagements include:
Getty Images – Lead counsel in multiple cases involving copyright infringement and theft of digital assets.
DIRECTV, now a unit of AT&T – Lead counsel in multiple cases involving satellite signal theft, account fraud, commercial misuse and unauthorized computer access in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
News Corp. – Lead counsel and co-counsel in multiple cases involving corporate espionage, satellite signal theft and computer chip piracy in North and South America.
Microsoft Corporation – Lead counsel in multiple copyright infringement and trademark cases in the United States and Canada.
Apple – Local counsel in copyright and patent cases.
NW Sports Net, operating as Root Sports – Lead counsel to regional sports broadcast company in copyright and contract matters.
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) – Lead counsel in developing pre-litigation strategy for music industry group relating to illegal file sharing; co-counsel in representing member record companies in copyright infringement cases.
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) – Represented film industry group in copyright infringement cases.
National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative – Lead counsel to trade association in multiple satellite signal theft and piracy-related cases.
Foreign Media and Broadcast Companies – Represented numerous foreign media and broadcast companies, including DIRECTV Latin America, British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), SKY Mexico, STAR (Hong Kong) and STAR (India), in copyright infringement and piracy-related matters.
Record and Film Producers – Represented producer Alan Douglas in multiple engagements, including litigation, involving the Jimi Hendrix music and film properties.
Photographers, Music and Visual Artists – Represented the owners of the Janis Joplin music properties in copyright and anti-trust matters; regularly represents photographers, music and visual artists in business and litigation matters, including disputes over copyright ownership and attribution.
Scott is nationally recognized in the field of intellectual property protection and litigation. He has been named a Super Lawyer in Washington, has been interviewed for and quoted in major publications, including The Atlantic, and has been profiled in leading legal publications.
Scott frequently lectures on copyright and technology related legal issues. He has served as a private mediator and has been appointed as a special master in intellectual property cases by the U.S. District Court.
Scott is admitted to the bar in Washington and California.