Scott E. Brient focuses his practice on intellectual property law. As a former partner at one of the nation’s leading law firms, Alston & Bird, where he practiced law for almost 10 years, Mr. Brient has extensive experience in evaluating complex patent portfolios and in providing clients with strategic advice regarding potentially relevant patents within their industry. He also has significant experience in licensing intellectual property.
As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Brient has over 12 years of experience in drafting and prosecuting patents that protect mechanical devices, computer systems and software, and business methods. He has particular experience in drafting, prosecuting, and analyzing patents covering logistics-related computer systems, medical devices, complex industrial machines, software applications for handheld devices, computerized payment systems, RFID technology, wireless technologies, call centers, unique insurance products, and manufacturing systems. In addition, he is experienced in helping clients protect industrial designs through design patents, trade dress, and copyrights.
Mr. Brient currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Bar Association's Intellectual Property Section and is a regular speaker at bar events, including the 2012 Intellectual Property "SpringPosium" event in Atlanta.
Languages Spoken: English, German
Licensed since 1999
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2000||07/07/2015|
|FL||Member in Good Standing - CLER Exempt||1999||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Georgia Rising Star||SuperLawyers||2009|
|Partner||Alston & Bird, LLP||2007 - 2009|
|Associate||Alston & Bird, LLP||2000 - 2006|
|Associate||Jones & Askew, LLP||1999 - 2000|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Atlanta Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section||Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|AIPLA||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Insurance Company Mergers and Acquisitions, Aspatore Books||Intellectual Property Considerations in Insurance-Related Mergers and Acquisitions||2009|
|Financial Engineering News||A Simple Plan for Protecting New Ideas In the Financial Services Industry||2006|
|University of Florida||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Florida||Mechanical Engineering and German||N/A||1993|
|SpringPosium Intellectual Property Event||Patent Law Update||2013|
|Intellectual Property "SpringPosium" Event||The Patentability of Computer Systems, Software, and Business Methods||2012|
|Continuing Legal Education||Intellectual Property Ethics||2009|