Scott Andrews, a member of the firm’s Litigation team, has obtained and preserved billions of dollars in value on behalf of his clients in private and class actions, in both federal and state courts around the country.
Scott’s practice focuses primarily on property tax law and litigation, complex commercial litigation and intellectual property matters, representing clients before trial courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums. He has been involved in numerous high-profile patent litigations representing various medical device, software, and telecommunication companies, including a victory on behalf of Yahoo, Inc. in a software patent infringement case where he helped obtain for Yahoo a verdict of non-infringement from a jury in Texas federal court.
In addition, Scott has successfully represented both individual and corporate clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of business disputes. From prosecuting claims by property owners and policyholders against improper conduct by insurance companies, to protecting business clients’ interests and asset value, he brings unique and critical litigation experience to bear on behalf of his diverse client base. For example, Scott obtained a multi-million-dollar settlement on behalf of a business client against insurers related to various allegations of wrongdoing during a three-year adjustment process following Hurricane Ike.
Scott has an extensive background in genetics and biology and has written articles on issues related to DNA. He has been a featured speaker at conferences on topics related to patent and tax litigation, including the Annual Legal Seminar on Ad Valorem Taxation.
- Texas Tech School of Law – J.D., 2008
- University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Biomedical Sciences – M.S., Forensic Genetics, 2005
- Texas State University – B.S., Biology, summa cum laude, 2003
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
Recognition and/or Publications
- 13th Annual Eastern District of Texas Bench-Bar Conference: Patent Litigation Update. 13 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 49-54 (2009)
- J. Forensic Sci., March 2008, Vol. 53, No. 2, “Recovery and STR Amplification of DNA from RFLP Membranes”
Professional Activities and Memberships
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Section
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Galveston County Bar Association
- Galveston Young Lawyers Association
- American Bar Association
- Successfully secured judgment after trial upholding $2.1 billion valuation of nuclear power plant on behalf of an appraisal district.
- Obtained multi-million-dollar settlement on behalf of business client against insurers related to allegations of misrepresenting insurance coverage and terms, failing to properly investigate and adjust claims, and conspiring to increase deductibles and reduce coverage, all during a three-year adjustment process following Hurricane Ike.
- Obtained numerous summary judgments for copyright infringement on behalf of a performing rights organization.
- Obtained numerous summary judgments on behalf of subcontractor arising from contractor’s breach of construction contract related to a public works project.
- Obtained a permanent injunction relating to the misappropriation of trade secrets by a former employee who took and used client’s trade secrets to unfairly compete.
- Represented individuals seeking class treatment against a power company and vegetation management company for negligently caused real property losses.
- Successfully represented numerous medical device, software, and telecommunication companies in patent infringement matters in the Eastern District of Texas.