Scott D. Smiley is a Registered Patent Attorney, holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, and, in addition to his daily legal practice, teaches Patent Law at Nova Southeastern University's Law Center. Scott assists clients with patents in virtually every technology area, trademarks, and copyrights.
Mr. Smiley was part of a team that litigated a three-year long patent infringement case against The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., where they successfully proved that The Home Depot engaged in willful patent infringement. In 2010, after a nearly month-long trial that made news across the nation, the jury awarded the client $15 million in actual damages. To that, the Court added an additional $3 million in punitive damages, $2.8 million in attorneys' fees, $3.1 million in prejudgment interest, and over $300k in costs, for a total award of almost $25 million.
This year, Scott was named to the list of Florida's "Super Lawyers" by Super Lawyers Magazine (limited to top 5% of Florida's attorneys). For the past five years, Scott has been named by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida's Legal Elite (limited to top 2% of Florida's attorneys).
Mr. Smiley's qualifications include years of real-world experience working in various fields of engineering as well as several years serving as a professor of engineering courses at a local South-Florida college.
Mr. Smiley frequently co-counsels with other law firms, giving them the ability to utilize the Concept Law Group's experienced registered patent attorneys whenever needed. Scott is a member of the Florida Bar, the Patent Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida and sat on the Florida Bar's committee for Intellectual Property Law.
Mr. Smiley has litigated cases involving issued patents and has prosecuted patent applications in the fields of electrical circuits, electrical components, wireless communication systems, wireless communication devices, semiconductors, superconductors, fiber optics, computer hardware, assembly-line devices, medical devices, automobile devices, safety devices, building construction, mechanical devices, nuclear-power devices, alternative-power devices, chemical, computer networking, clothing, household products, and many more.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2003||01/11/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Super Professor||faculty Row||2013|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Legal Elite||Florida Trend Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Top Patent Prosecutor||Patent Buddy||2011|
|Super Lawyer's Rising Star (Top 2.5% of all Florida Lawyers)||Super Lawyers Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer's Rising Star (Top 2.5% of all Florida Lawyers)||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Legal Elite (Top 2% of all Florida Lawyers)||Florida Trend Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer's Rising Star (Top 2.5% of all Florida Lawyers)||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Membership in the National Order of Barristers||National Order of Barristers||2003|
|Best Brief Award||E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition||2002|
|President||The Concept Law Group, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor of Patent Law||Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Mayback & Hoffman, P.A.||2007 - 2010|
|Associate||Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bianco & Bongini||2004 - 2007|
|Antenna Design Engineer||Dayton Granger, Inc.||1997 - 2000|
|Magnetics Design Engineer||Coiltronics, Inc.||1995 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||2013 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Intellectual Property Committee||Member||2007 - Present|
|United States Patent and Trademark Office||Member||2003 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2003 - Present|
|Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida||Member||2002 - Present|
|Michael Powell v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.||$15M damages, $3M punitives, $2.8M Atty's Fees|
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|Daily Business Review||Patent Reform Takes U.S. Toward First-to-File System||2011|
|American Bar Association publication||Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation||2011|
|American Bar Association publication||Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation||2010|
|American Bar Association publication||Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation||2009|
|Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Florida Atlantic University||Electrical Engineering||BS - Bachelor of Science||1995|
|Bar Association Meeting||Demystifying Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents||2012|
|Lunch -n- Learn||The Practice of Patent Law-What You Need to Know||2008|