Salt Lake City, Utah
Scott C. Hilton is an associate attorney at the firm with experience in patent, trademark, and copyright law. He joined the firm in February of 2006 after studying electrical and computer engineering at Brigham Young University. Mr. Hilton attended law school at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.
During law school, local patent attorneys selected Mr. Hilton as the Best Oralist in the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court competition between local law schools. Mr. Hilton’s paper entitled “Free and Open Source Software: How Free are the Nonliteral Elements?” was selected as a local winner in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition on copyright law. Mr. Hilton finished his third year of law school at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he researched the subject of Internet regulation and worked to introduce a CyberSafety Constituency within ICANN, the Internet governing body.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hilton spent two years performing patent research and analysis on the 3GPP wireless standard for Coltera Intellectual Property. While at Coltera, Mr. Hilton worked with and trained attorneys and engineers from many of the largest wireless companies in the world on many intellectual property and technical matters. He later worked in-house for Fujifilm Microdisks, where he drafted core patent applications and screened patents in the disk drive industry in preparation for a new product release.