Scott Petty

Partner at King & Spalding LLP

Scott Petty

Scott Petty

Partner at King & Spalding LLP

Biography

W. “Scott” Petty is a partner with King & Spalding’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Mr. Petty is a registered Patent Attorney with prior industrial experience as an electrical engineer. He helps businesses to protect their valuable intellectual property rights in inventions, brands and logos, proprietary software programs and trade secrets. National ranking services, including Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers In America and IAM Patent 1000, have recognized Mr. Petty as a leading patent practitioner.

Mr. Petty works with companies to successfully create and manage patent and brand name protection programs that are aligned with their strategic business plans and enhance valuations. He helps businesses extract value from their patent portfolios through revenue-generating licenses, technology exchanges via cross licenses and asset transfers. He drafts and negotiates patent and trademark licenses, software licenses, technology transaction agreements, joint development agreements, and information technology and hosting services agreements. In support of technology transactions, Mr. Petty conducts legal due diligence assessments of intellectual property assets, proprietary software programs, open source licensed software, and information technology systems. He counsels businesses about the patent policies of standards setting organizations and industry trade groups, including disclosure and license requirements for essential patent claims.

Mr. Petty provides strategic intellectual property counsel and directs patent and trademark protection programs for a variety of large and mid-sized businesses, including FinTech providers and financial institutions, logistics and transportation businesses, energy companies, and information technology suppliers. He also helps early stage technology ventures protect their key innovations and brands and has worked with entrepreneurs at Georgia Tech’s business incubator, the Advanced Technology Development Center.

Mr. Petty received a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He worked as a Research Engineer at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), where his research focused on wireless communications systems. While at GTRI, he attended the part-time studies program of Georgia State University College of Law and earned his law degree. He served as an editorial member of the Georgia State University Law Review.

He is a frequent author and lecturer on intellectual property law issues, including patent protection for software, business processes and electronic commerce. He served as a monthly columnist in Intellectual Property Today, a national magazine for the legal community. He also contributed chapters covering trademark and Internet domain name issues in editions of the annual Wiley Intellectual Property Law Update treatise.

Mr. Petty served as the co-host over a ten-year period for a monthly networking meeting for entrepreneurs, first for the Southeastern Software Association and later for the Technology Association of Georgia. He has served as a Board member for the Georgia State University College of Law, the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and the Georgia State University Alumni Association.

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Atlanta, GA, United States

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Number of Awards

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Education
JD, cum laude

Georgia State University College of Law is a school.

MS in Management

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. The educational institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts.

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Atlanta Bar Association is the largest voluntary bar association in the southeast with a membership of over 6000 members from twelve counties throughout the metro Atlanta region. The Atlanta Bar has earned a national reputation for successful and innovative programs. Our mission is to promote professionalism and the fair administration of justice in our community, while also providing quality programs and benefits to our diverse membership.

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King & Spalding LLP is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in many offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm's success in meeting its clients' needs for legal services. The company's lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. The company was established in 1885 and it is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Research Engineer
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Georgia Tech Research Institute, Inc. conducts research and development activities. The firm specializes in systems engineering, sensors, radar, integrated sensing, digital media, IPTV, RFID, UAV, unmanned systems, autonomous systems, information technology, information communications technologies, open innovation, venture philanthropy. Its services include government, which minimize risk, reduce cost, increase speed, increase flexibility, increase scalability, industry, professional education, contract vehicles, machine solutions and research security department solutions. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquarters in Atlanta, GA.

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Member, Board of Trustees
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THE MISSION OF THE GEORGIA TECH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION IS TO PROMOTE AND SERVE OUR ALUMNI AND THE INSTITUTE. WE WILL CONTINUALLY CREATE RELEVANT AND MEANINGFUL PROGRAMS FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE ALUMNI TO FOSTER LIFELONG PARTICIPATION AND PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT. WE WILL COMMUNICATE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE INSTITUTE AND OUR ALUMNI, MAINTAIN ITS TRADITIONS AND ENGAGE THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY. UNDERLYING ALL THAT WE DO IS THE BELIEF IN THE VALUE OF EDUCATION, THE COMMITMENT TO INTEGRITY AND EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE AND A PLEDGE THAT WE WILL PERFORM IN A FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE MANNER.

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Georgia State University College of Law is a school.

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Cortland Partners LLC purchases Pure Multi-Family REIT LP

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BlueLinx Holdings, Inc. purchases Cedar Creek LLC from Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC

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Arcapita Bank BSC, Arcapita Group Holdings Ltd. purchase MC Sign LLC from Barings LLC (Private Equity), Caltius Private Equity Partners

Awards & Honors
Registered Patent Attorney
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