Scott W. Brim

“I understand technology and where technology is moving, so I can help clients get the patents that are most valuable to them.”

In his nearly 20 years as a patent prosecution attorney at Brinks Gilson & Lione, Scott Brim has developed both breadth and depth, advising all his clients on how to obtain patents and secure the assets that are most valuable to them. Scott has built long-term relationships with many clients in the fields of memory systems, navigation systems, and e-commerce, advising several for more than 10 years. Throughout these long relationships, Scott has been integral in drafting and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications.

With an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, Scott brings a broad technical background to his clients. He has written and prosecuted patent applications across a range of innovations, including financial derivatives for a U.S. financial exchange, LED lights for a multinational manufacturer of semiconductor light-emitting diode materials and devices, and telecommunication devices and networks for a multinational telecommunications corporation.

As one of the founders of the firm’s Washington, D.C. practice, Scott provides his clients with valuable insights into the workings of the Patent Office. He brings that insight to every facet of the patent process, from brainstorming with inventors about cutting-edge technology to preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign applications. Through all of his work, he helps clients in thinking forward to obtain patents and secure the rights that hold the most value for the company for now and for the future.

Practice Groups
  • J.D.,
    University of Illinois, 2002
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering,
    University of Dayton, 1999
Bar Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Dist. Court, N.D. Illinois
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Technical Background
  • Business Methods
  • Software
Experience | Overview
  • Scott has represented a multinational internet technology company for more than a decade. His work focuses on internet e-commerce and Internet advertising and covers patent application that were prosecuted domestically in the U.S., as well as foreign applications. For this client, Scott has worked directly with its inventors to identify areas where patent applications can be mined.
  • For a company that provides navigation systems and audio components for automobiles, Scott has been involved for more than a decade in prosecuting U.S. cases that were filed based on foreign cases.
  • For more than eight years, Scott has represented a company that designs and develops memory systems and software. He has focused on drafting patent applications related to their memory systems and prosecuted them both in the U.S. and overseas.
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Washington, D.C.
Shareholder, 2011 - Present
Associate, 2002 - 2010
Summer Associate, Summer 2001

Welsh & Katz, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois
Summer Associate, Summer 2000

Experience | Non-Legal
TRW Defense and Engineering Labs, Dayton, Ohio
Summer Intern, Summer 1997 and 1999
Press Releases & Events
April 23, 2019

CHICAGO (April 23, 2019) – Brinks Gilson & Lione recently achieved an important client victory before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)...