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Scott Cromar

Emerging and established technology businesses alike rely on Scott to play a significant role in helping them develop and execute legal strategies that support the growth of their businesses. Given Scott’s in-depth technical aptitude and honed legal experience, he is able to jump in and work in partnership with business leaders, in-house counsel, and engineering teams, assisting them to better understand how and where intellectual property can further their commercial goals and reduce risk.

Scott’s experience includes cultivating global patent portfolios that align with his clients’ key services, strategic positioning for technology and license agreement negotiations, assessing third party patent risk and implementing mitigation plans, conducting and preparing for financing and acquisitions IP diligence, developing FDA regulatory strategies and 510(k) filings in the medical device area, and managing open source software compliance risk. Scott has proven successful time and again in strategically navigating patent examination to satisfy new requirements resulting from recent Supreme Court cases pertaining to patent acquisition in the software space. He is sought out by clients and colleagues alike to manage patent portfolios of all sizes and complexities.

Appreciated for his ability to quickly understand even the most complicated and sophisticated technologies and products when applying the law to innovation, Scott demonstrates technical prowess in many disciplines. He is skilled in the areas of medical devices (including nerve mapping, pulse oximeters, respiration sensors, patient monitors, and other non-invasive medical diagnostics), medical software technologies, electronics, IOT devices, SaaS services, e-commerce, fintech, cybersecurity technologies, mobile computing, network communication protocols, semiconductors, digital signal processing, video and audio streaming, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, AI processing, big data, and large scale modeling and analytics.

Prior to law school, Scott researched and published in the field of algorithmic circuit synthesis. Scott also worked for a leading pure-play semiconductor foundry, Jazz Semiconductor (now TowerJazz), where he was involved in device model analysis and support.

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D.
University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California – Irvine, B.S., Electrical Engineering, Tau Beta Pi
State Bar of California
U.S. District Court – Central District of California
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Communications Technology

Cellular Networking & Communications

Fiber Optic Networks

Internet Telephony

Low-Power Networks




Wireless Local Area Networks

Electrical, Semiconductor & Computer Technology

Electronics & Semiconductors

Healthcare Information Technology

Software & IT

Financial Services & Business Methods

Blockchain & Smart Contracts

Cloud Computing

Cryptocurrency & Encryption

Data Privacy

Dispute Resolution

Licensing & Indemnification

Open Source

Medical Devices & Procedures

Medical Informatics & Software Systems

Transportation & Vehicles

Aerospace & Space Technology

Electronics (Audio / Video, Communication, Navigation, Security)

Assignments and Licenses
Design Patents
Due Diligence
Global Portfolio Management
Infringement Risk 
IP Strategy
IP Transactions and Agreements
Opinions and Counseling
Opinions Counseling
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Tech Transactions
U.S. Patent Prosecution

Joseph M. Barich Excellence in Patent Law Award (2012), University of Illinois College of Law

Uhlenhop Endowed Scholarship (2009), University of Illinois College of Law

Best Paper Award at the Asia South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) (2009), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship (2007), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tau Beta Pi – The Engineering Honor Society (2007), University of California – Irvine

Integrated Micro/Nano Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Fellowship (2006), University of California – Irvine

University of California Regents Scholar Award (2001), University of California – Irvine

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Orange County Bar Association (OCBA)

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