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About Scott Schaffer

scott schaffer

patent attorney

With over 25 years of experience, 15 as a partner in a major patent law firm, Scott Schaffer assists clients in all aspects of intellectual property law.  He has received notable recognition from his peers in the industry, including recipient in 2007 of the Portland Business Journal's 40 Under 40 award for his career accomplishments and community service, and as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2014 in the field of patent law.  Scott also has an academic appointment at Portland State University's College of Technology Engineering Management as professor and mentor to our next generation of technologists.


Schaffer has enjoyed a diverse and interesting career with work ranging from software to eyeglass patents, from apparel to specialty lighting, from author contracts to medical devices, from dog goggles to Internet technologies, from semiconductor processes to e-beam archiving, from concrete stamping machines to gaming systems, and from trade secrets to protecting brand identities.


He counsels his clients to intercept legal issues before they become a problem and efficiently identifies innovative solutions. Scott ultimately helps his clients realize the potential of their inventions through IP protection and licensing, and through trade secret protection and negotiation.