People: Scott G. Lindvall, Partner

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Scott G. Lindvall

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5606
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Scott Lindvall is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Trial Practice. For more than 30 years, Mr. Lindvall’s practice has focused on high-stakes patent litigation concerning a large collection of technologies on behalf of some of the largest telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, and software companies in the world. A veteran in first chair jury and bench trials, Mr. Lindvall has tried a substantial number of noteworthy patent infringement cases to favorable verdict.

In addition to patent litigation, Mr. Lindvall has represented technology companies in trade secret jury trials and has advised key members of the pharmaceutical industry in Hatch-Waxman litigation. Prior to his legal career, he worked at a major aerospace company as a research engineer involved in computational fluid dynamics.

Mr. Lindvall is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation. He received his J.D. from William & Mary Law School where he was an editor on the William and Mary Law Review. Mr. Lindvall earned a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University and received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, cum laude, from Virginia Tech.

Scott Lindvall is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP and is the Chair of the Intellectual Property Trial Practice. For more than 30 years, Mr. Lindvall’s practice has focused on high-stakes patent litigation concerning a large collection of technologies on behalf of some of the largest telecommunications, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, and software companies in the world. A veteran in first chair jury and bench trials, Mr. Lindvall has tried a substantial number of noteworthy patent infringement cases to favorable verdict.

In addition to patent litigation, Mr. Lindvall has represented technology companies in trade secret jury trials and has advised key members of the pharmaceutical industry in Hatch-Waxman litigation. Prior to his legal career, he worked at a major aerospace company as a research engineer involved in computational fluid dynamics.

Mr. Lindvall is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation. He received his J.D. from William & Mary Law School where he was an editor on the William and Mary Law Review. Mr. Lindvall earned a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University and received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, cum laude, from Virginia Tech.

Education

  • B.S., Virginia Tech (1980)
    cum laude
  • M.S., Washington University in St. Louis (1982)
  • J.D., William & Mary Law School (1986)

Courts

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees, Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation, William and Mary Law School

Representative Engagements

Litigation

Tomita Technologies v. Nintendo as lead trial counsel; obtained a decision from Judge Rakoff of the Southern District of New York clearing Nintendo of infringement and shielding Nintendo from a prior US$15 million verdict.

Ateliers De La Haute-Garrone v. Broetje Automation GMBH as lead trial counsel before a Delaware jury; obtained a verdict on all claims including state law unfair competition and willful trade dress and patent infringement claims. The jury awarded significant compensatory and punitive damages to the client.

Freedom Wireless v. Verizon Wireless as lead trial counsel for Verizon Wireless; obtained a jury verdict shielding the client from potential exceeding US$400 million. The case involved prepaid cellular technology.

CA, Inc. v. Rocket Software in representing CA, Inc. (formerly Computer Associates), a major software development company, in a trade secret and copyright infringement case, in which the client received a cash settlement of US$50 million on the eve of a jury trial. The case involved allegations that ex-CA software developers stole source code and the development environment to create software tools for the IBM DB2 relational database management system.

Glaxo Wellcome v. Apotex and Torpharm in successfully asserted patents on behalf of Glaxo Wellcome (GlaxoSmithKline) covering the blockbuster drug Zantac® in a Hatch-Waxman action. Zantac®'s annual sales at the time were in excess of US$3 billion.

Vraston Trading v. NYSE as lead counsel defending the New York Stock Exchange in a patent infringement suit seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. After bringing a motion to dismiss based on patent invalidity, plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the complaint.

Verizon Communications v. Agilent as lead counsel for Verizon; obtained very favorable settlement after asserting several claims relating to telecommunication network monitoring.

Alfred Mann Foundation v. Cochlear Corp. in representing AMF in a patent suit involving cochlear implants used for restoration of hearing. After a several-day Markman hearing, a Special Master issued a 180-page decision adopting virtually every claim construction advocated by AMF. This decision ultimately led to a successful finding by a jury of infringement of AMF's patents.

Rolls Royce v. United Technologies Corp. in representing Rolls Royce in patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Virginia and the ITC involving turbofan engine technology.

Aerotel v. Verizon Communications after filing a motion for summary judgment of non-infringement on behalf of Verizon; obtained very favorable settlement for client.

Information Protection and Authentication of Texas v. CA, Inc. (formerly Computer Associates) acting as lead counsel for CA, Inc.; successfully defended the client from allegations of patent infringement relating to anti-virus software.

Appeals

GTE Wireless v. Freedom Wireless as lead counsel; won reversal before the First Circuit of a district decision relating to a covenant not to sue for patent infringement. After appellate decision, as lead trial counsel obtained a jury verdict on behalf of client shielding it from hundreds of millions of dollars of patent infringement damages.

Ateliers De La Haute-Garrone v. Broetje Automation GMBH as lead counsel; won reversal before the Federal Circuit of district court decision regarding violation of the best mode. Convinced the Federal Circuit to adopt, for the first time, an intent requirement not to disclose the best mode.

Glaxo Wellcome v. Apotex and Torpharm in winning reversal before the Federal Circuit of a district court decision of non-infringement in a Hatch-Waxman case.

Tomita Technologies v. Nintendo in winning reversal of a jury verdict before the Federal Circuit leading to a new trial. As lead trial counsel in the new trial, convinced district court that Nintendo did not infringe.

Accolades

  • "Benchmark Litigation", "National Star" and "Local Litigation Star", Patent Litigation (2015–2018)
  • "New York Super Lawyers", Intellectual Property Litigation (2011–2016)