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Scott Warner represents a diverse array of clients, including software and hardware companies, chip manufacturers, video game companies, content providers, hospitals and biotech companies, medical device manufacturers, alternative energy and clean tech companies, museums, social networking and new media companies, and others. All of these clients share a common goal: They own or use technology and other intellectual property and want to protect and make the most of their investments while minimizing the risks to businesses. Scott brings a combination of business savvy, domain expertise, creative thinking and more than 15 years of experience in the technology sector to address his clients' needs. He works with clients to achieve their goals through practical and effective solutions and, as a result, has been recognized by his peers and clients as an AV Peer Review Rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, as a "Super Lawyer" by Washington Law & Politics magazine and one of "Washington's Most Amazing Lawyers" by Washington CEO Magazine.

Scott provides guidance to clients in all aspects of their intellectual property rights and business transactions, including copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing and distribution, joint ventures, employment and non-competition, publishing, e-commerce, privacy and data security, web hosting, content development and clearance, and domain disputes. His clients include start-ups, non-profits and public companies.

A frequent speaker and lecturer on intellectual property, high technology, technology transfer, and arts and entertainment law issues, Scott currently serves on the advisory board for LOGIN Conference, the premiere online game development conference. He is involved with organizations that promote the growth of technology and the arts, including the Washington Technology Industry Association, International Technology Law Association, Copyright Society, Licensing Executive Society, International Trademark Association (INTA), Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN), CleanTech Alliance, 911 Media Arts and Washington Lawyers for the Arts. Scott is an avid reader and participant in discussions on technology and innovation. Recent reads include: Smart World, The Rise of the Creative Class, The Way We Think, The Wealth of Networks, Where Good Ideas Come From, Cognitive Surplus and What Technology Wants.

Recent representative engagements include:

  • Represented owner of chip design and software in license negotiations with a major software manufacturer for use of the technology in an entertainment platform and portable media player.
  • Represented developer of liquid cooling technology in licensing technology for use in server farms and military equipment.
  • Represented various software companies in review of open source obligations and development of strategy for use of open source software.
  • Represented developer of medical billing and EHR software in license transactions with laboratories and hospitals.
  • Represented major construction company in responding to obligations under multi-state data breach laws.
  • Represented laboratories, hospitals, major shoe and sporting goods manufacturer, and international household appliance retailer in negotiating licenses for various software systems including EHR solutions, document management and inventory control systems.
  • Represented owner of embedded operating systems in negotiations with major cellular phone and chip manufacturer.
  • Represented owner of secure USB technology in negotiating agreements licensing technology to major USB manufacturers.
  • Represented foreign manufacturer in negotiation of manufacturing agreement for alternative mouse design with major software company.
  • Represented genetic testing laboratory in negotiating services agreements with various hospitals and laboratories and developing licensing regime for proprietary software product.
  • Represented various local, national and international game companies (console, casual, mobile, mmog, pc, etc.) in negotiations with publishers and distributors, including EA, Sony, Disney, Real, Microsoft, Fox, Valve, Big Fish, Warner, T-Mobile, Sprint, Motorola, Qualcomm, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, etc.
  • Represented museums in connection with exhibitions of artworks by internationally known artists.
  • Represented university faculty members and spin out companies in negotiating terms of tech transfer agreements.
  • Represented tribal entities in licensing technology and protecting their trademarks and domain names.
  • Represented international sports figures in recovering domain names using their names.
  • Represented founder and member of internationally known rock bands in negotiation business arrangements for on-line music service and promotion business.
  • Represented ski manufacturer in joint development agreement with Japanese ski binding manufacturer.
  • Represented shipbuilder in development of joint development agreement for design and manufacture of hybrid vessels.
  • Represented software and hardware developer in negotiations with major retail chains for consumer facing kiosk products and virtual jukebox technologies.
  • Represented Israeli software and hardware developer in negotiations to license controller-free gaming device technology to a major US software company.
  • Represented content company in designing a micro-stock-photo site to comply with US and international copyright and privacy requirements.
  • Represented US software company in developing export control policy.
  • Represented website portal in developing privacy policies to comply with EU privacy and data requirements.
  • Represented CEO in negotiations of employment agreement with major Chinese manufacturer of solar cells.
  • Represented Chinese fabrication company in licensing patents from US manufacturer.
  • Represented Canadian household goods retailer in negotiations for point of sale system.
  • Represented US chip manufacturer in license negotiations with Japanese equipment manufacturer.
  • Represented video display manufacturer in negotiations to establish distribution arrangements in Brazil.
  • Represented ship building company in negotiations with Canadian engineering company for design/development of hybrid vessels.
  • Represented exercise equipment manufacturer in developing Chinese joint venture and technology transfer issues.
  • Represented foreign manufacturer in negotiation manufacturing agreement for alternative mouse design with major software company.
  • Represented video game companies in Australia, Europe and Canada in negotiations with US and foreign publishers and distributors.
  • Represented US game companies in negotiations with distributors and publishers in France, Russia, and Germany.
  • Represent international sport association in obtaining trademark protection for trademarks in Asia and South America.
  • Represented video game company in negotiations to license game rights to international company involved in gaming.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Program Committee, Washington State Bar Association, Pacific Rim Computer Law Conference, 1997-2001
  • Board Member, 911 Media Arts, 1995-present
  • Board Member, World Affairs Council, 1995-present
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association, 1992
  • Member, Computer Law Association, 1987-present
  • Member, Washington Technology Industry Association (formerly Washington Software Association), 1987-present



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Past Appearances


  • Washington, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • District of Columbia, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1992


Antioch School of Law, J.D., 1981

University of Washington School of Law, LL.M., 1983

University of California Davis, B.S., 1976

Honors | Recognitions

  • Listed in Chambers USA as a Recognized Practitioner for Intellectual Property (Washington), 2016-2018
  • Named by peers to The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Copyright Law, 2013-2020
  • Named a "Top Lawyer" for Intellectual Property in Seattle Met magazine, 2010
  • Named by peers as a "Super Lawyer" in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2002-2003 and 2005-2007, 2011-2019
  • Named by peers as a "Super Lawyer" in Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2014-2015
  • Voted by peers to Washington CEO magazine's list of "Washington's Most Amazing Attorneys" in the area of Intellectual Property Rights, 2006
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV/5.0 Peer Review Rated


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