Scott Oliver focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and strategic intellectual property counseling. He has extensive experience in the litigation and trial of patent, copyright, trade secret and complex technology-related cases in state and federal courts, and before the International Trade Commission.
He has more than a decade of experience defending Meru Networks, Brocade Communications and Aruba Networks against such plaintiffs as Motorola, Alcatel-Lucent, EON, Linex, ReefEdge, Extricom, Harris, etc. in District Courts and the ITC. He has deep experience with wireless technology, standards adoption, SEP defenses, signal impairments, MIMO, mesh networking, and wireless chipset design, and he consults for handset manufacturers and patent pools on the licensing of 802.11, 3G and LTE patents. Notably, he was involved in both the Napster and MP3.com cases and has significant experience with patents related to the digital distribution of content.
Oliver also has significant experience in developing and managing major anti-piracy programs for clients, in intellectual property licensing issues, with standards-setting organizations, and in advising clients on how to strategically grow and manage their intellectual property portfolios.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Oliver was a partner at another global law firm in Palo Alto.