Scott J. Menghini serves as the Managing Partner of Fitch Even's San Diego office. His practice focuses on patent portfolio development and management, patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate analysis, infringement and validity analysis and opinions, and intellectual property due diligence.
Scott's clients comprise small, midsized, and large private companies and public corporations. He is actively involved in the development and implementation of intellectual property strategies for several high-tech companies. Scott works with in-house counsel to develop and streamline process and workflow solutions that make efficient use of in-house counsel time and inventor resources and facilitate consistency in communications and work product.
Scott has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. He is widely regarded for his ability to understand his clients' businesses and the strategic purpose of any given patent portfolio, thereby developing IP assets with business and enforcement value. Scott has worked with clients involved in a variety of technologies, including these:
Analog and digital electronics
Communication systems, including cellular telephony, satellite communications, wireless networking systems, and ultra-wideband communications
Autonomous aerial and ground vehicles (drones) in commercial applications
Internet of Things (IoT)
Wireless local area networking
Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI)
Mobile phone/tablet applications
RFID and NFC technologies for retail inventory control
Digital signal processing
Computer software technologies, including internet technologies and protocols
Solid-state laser technologies
Business methods, including software and business processes
Personalization of consumer goods
Social networking systems and methods
Unmanned aerospace aerial vehicles and control systems
Television/computer display technologies
Irradiation systems controls
Materials and contraband detection and imagery
Weaponry, including non-lethal weaponry
Scott has extensive experience supporting clients during product design and manufacturing to ensure freedom-to-operate. This includes assessing patent landscape and identifying white space to determine opportunities for patenting, determining patent scope, guiding product development, and preparing infringement and validity analysis and opinions.
In addition, clients rely on Scott for counsel on intellectual property and business strategies, patent interference proceedings, patentability opinions, and litigation support. Scott has also served as local counsel in Federal District court cases in the Southern District of California for firm clients. Scott is a member of Fitch Even's Executive Committee.
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