Scott Taylor


  • JD, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2012; Managing Editor, International Environmental Law Review; Vice President, Student Intellectual Property Law Association
  • MS (Mechanical Engineering), Tufts University, 2004
  • BS (Mechanical Engineering, Major; Mathematics, Minor;), magna cum laude, Tufts University, 2002


  • Massachusetts, 2015
  • New York, 2013

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2014
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008

Scott Taylor


Scott Taylor joined Ropes & Gray in July 2014 as an associate in the firm’s intellectual property litigation group. Scott’s work in patent litigation has involved a wide range of technologies, including recombinant microorganisms, digital rights management, and computer software. He has worked on numerous cases for both intellectual property rights holders and accused infringers, and has experience preparing for and taking depositions, managing discovery, assessing patent infringement and validity, preparing expert reports, motion practice, and claim construction analysis.

Prior to practicing law, Scott worked as an intellectual property consultant in various technological fields including automotive systems, microlithography, and medical devices. Scott also interned for the Honorable Kathleen O’Malley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


  • Defended biofuel company in patent litigation case involving genetically engineered microorganisms.
  • Represented various companies in patent litigation cases involving various computer-related technologies, including digital rights management, search engine technology, and human resource applications.
  • Advised educational non-profit on copyright protection for STEM curriculum for middle school students.


  • Co-author, “2015 Year-in-Review: Important U.S. Patent Law Developments,” Bloomberg BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (January 29, 2016)
  • Co-author, Do You Have a Leg to Stand On? Standing Issues in Patent Cases, State Bar of Texas 10th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course, Chapter 9 (July 2014)
  • Co-author, Inter Partes Review: Considerations for Abbreviated New Drug Application Cases, Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 125–27 (March 2014)
  • Scott Taylor, Where are the Green Machines? Using the Patent System to Encourage Green Invention and Technology Transfer, 23 GEO. INT'L. ENVTL. L. REV. 577 (2011)
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