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Intellectual Property Lawyers

Dedicated to the practice of patent, trademark and copyright law, we represent some of the world's most innovative people and organizations, turning their great ideas into valuable assets and defending them from outside infringement.

In today’s competitive world, it is critical to secure patent protection for new inventions to prevent others from appropriating attractive technologies. Indeed, the presence or absence of a patent portfolio can mean the difference between success and failure. For this reason, acquisition of broad patent protection should be of primary concern to any organization or individual who innovates. Given the great importance of obtaining the right patent protection, it is imperative to select patent attorneys who best understand the patent laws, your technologies, and your goals. Our patent attorneys are well equipped to assist you or your organization in obtaining the most valuable patents possible.

Of course, our patent practice is not limited to acquiring patents. To the contrary, the patent attorneys of Thomas | Horstemeyer are also skilled in assisting clients in every other aspect of patent law, including enforcement of patents against infringers. Therefore, it is our goal to not only help our clients secure patents, but to also help them leverage those patents to their fullest potential within the law.

Our clients regularly seek our counsel in regard to:

Patent portfolio management
Patent application preparation and filing (provisional, non-provisional, and foreign)
Patent application prosecution (domestic and foreign)
Patent litigation
Patent licenses and other patent-related contracts
Opinions regarding patent infringement or non-infringement
Opinions regarding patent validity or invalidity
Due diligence
Product clearance (freedom to operate) opinions
Prior art searches
Patentability opinions
Appeals before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Appeals
U.S. patent interferences.


  Patent   Trademark   Copyright   Trade Secret   Litigation

  Biotechnology   Chemistry   Electrical   Mechanical   Software

Scott P. Amy

Scott Amy is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group. Scott represents national and international clients in an array of complex intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition litigation in federal and state courts. Scott also counsels clients on intellectual property strategy, licensing, due diligence, and enforcement issues.

Scott graduated from Middlebury College with a double major (B.A., cum laude with high honors) in Biology and Environmental Studies in 1999. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a research associate at the Center for Molecular Medicine at Emory University. During this time, he co-authored several articles that were published in the Journal of Biological Rhythms, Biology of Reproduction, and Developmental Biology. In 2004, he received his law degree (J.D., magna cum laude) from the University of Georgia School of Law. While at Georgia, he was on the editorial board of, and his case note was published in, the Georgia Law Review.

After graduating from law school, Scott spent eight and a half years in the intellectual property litigation and trademark and copyrights practice groups at Alston & Bird LLP, where he gained significant experience representing clients in a wide range of intellectual property disputes. Scott joined Thomas | Horstemeyer in the spring of 2013.


Scott’s litigation experience includes a wide variety of intellectual property related disputes. The following are selected representations:

Graco Children’s Products, Inc. v. Kids II, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:12-CV-3246-SCJ (N.D. Ga.); represents Kids II in defense of a patent infringement claim related child sway seats.

Fisher-Price, Inc., et al. v. Kids II, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:10-CV-988-A, (W.D.N.Y.); represents Kids II in defense of a patent infringement claim related to child swings.

WIAV Solutions, LLC v. Motorola, et al., Civil Action No. 3:09-CV-447, (E.D. Va.); represented Nokia in defense of patent infringement claims of 9 patents relating to speech coding and GSM technology.

Acceleron, LLC v. Hewlett-Packard Co. et al., Civil Action No. 1:10-CV-128, (D. Del.); represented Acceleron in assertion of patent rights regarding blade server technology. 

Southwire Company v. Encore Wire Corporation et al., Civil Action No. 6:09-CV-289, (E.D. Tex.); represented Southwire in assertion of patent rights related to lubricated cable. 

Tempur-Pedic Management, Inc., et al. v. Simmons Bedding Company, et al., Civil Action No. 9-CV-32, (W.D. Va.); represented Simmons in patent infringement litigation concerning memory foam mattresses.

Soff-Cut International, Inc. v. Swift Industries, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 2:08-CV-304, (E.D. Pa.); represented subsidiary of Husqvarna AB in prosecution of patent infringement claims against competitor that manufactures concrete saws and components.

Qualcomm Incorporated v. Nokia Corporation et al., Civil Action 07-CV-0187, (W.D. Wis.); represented Nokia in patent infringement litigation relating to wireless communications and speech coding. 

Modular Arts, Inc. v. Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 06-CV-0662, (W.D. Wash.); represented the Georgia Aquarium in a copyright infringement lawsuit related to modular wall panels. 

Wet Willie’s Management Corp., et al. v. Impact Distribution, Inc., Civil Action No. 05-CV-22300, (M.D. Fla.); represented Wet Willie’s in a trademark infringement lawsuit against alcoholic drink manufacturer.

Collins & Aikman Floorcoverings, Inc., et al. v. Interface, Inc., Civil Action No. 4:05-CV-133, (N.D. Ga.); represented Mohawk in a declaratory judgment action (along with two other carpet manufacturers) against a fourth carpet company over patent infringement related to carpet tile.

Center for Transportation and the Environment, Inc. v. Georgia Aquarium, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:05-CV-02790, (N.D. Ga.); represented the Georgia Aquarium in a copyright infringement lawsuit related to a fiber optic donor recognition wall.

EWI Holdings, Inc. v. PRE-Solutions, Inc. Civil Action No. 2:03-CV-340, (E.D. Tex.), represented leading seller of pre-paid cell phone cards in patent infringement litigation.
State Bar of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

State Bar of Georgia: Member of Intellectual Property (IP) Law Section
Atlanta Bar Association: Member of the Intellectual Property Section
Altamaha Riverkeeper: Member

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