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Scott McPherson, is Senior Counsel of Adli Law Group P.C. His practice is primarily focused on Intellectual Property Management, Advocacy and Protection, and Litigation. Mr. McPherson’s extensive legal background includes all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, litigations, opinions, clearances, due diligences, licensing, interference practice, and oppositions.


                Prior to joining Adli Law Group P.C., Mr. McPherson was the President and Founder of S McPherson IP Law in San Diego. Mr. McPherson brings to the firm more than 10 years of experience representing clients in the Biotech, Cleantech, Medical Devices, High Tech, Pharmaceutical, Mechanical, Consumer Goods, and Action Sports Industries. Mr. McPherson’s practice focused on Intellectual Property Management, Advocacy and Protection. Mr. McPherson has spent the last decade working in large international multipractice law firms, large intellectual property boutique law firms, and in-house with technology based companies. While working in law firms Mr. McPherson’s practice focused on Intellectual Property Management including patent, trademark and copyright protection, as well as opinion and strategy opinions based on licensing, funding or competitor analysis in a broad range of technologies ranging from simple mechanical (knives, spinal implants) to complex diagnostic machinery (non-invasive glucose monitors, DNA Microarray systems) and assays, to compositions of matter, immunoassays and vaccines and adjuvants. While working in-house as a Patent Specialist and Contract Administrator with Nanogen Inc, he managed their patent and trademark portfolio and wrote and reviewed contracts.



                Before his career in law, Mr. McPherson spent over nine years with start-up biotechnology and non-profit research institutions developing and managing research used to identify the efficacy and safety aspects of drugs, devices and biologics. 


Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 45%
  2. Contracts: 20%
  3. Licensing: 15%
  4. Life Sciences: 15%
  5. Intellectual Property: 5%



Hourly ($250-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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  • Edward D. Robinson

    I worked with Scott during my time at Townsend, Townsend and Crew, an intellectual property boutique law firm in San Diego that focused on providing clients with the best attorneys for protecting their inventions. Scott made the transition from working in a science laboratory to working at a patent law firm in record time. His experiences in helping a wide variety of different clients, each with their own unique technologies and intellectual property problems, has made him a valuable patent attorney.


    Edward Robinson Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Adli Law Group P.C.

444 South Flower Street
Suite 1750
Los Angeles, CA, 90071


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Patent Attorney - FounderS McPherson IP Law2009 - 2014
Patent AttorneyDla Piper, LLP (Us)2008 - 2009
Patent AttorneyTownsend & Townsend & Crew, LLP2003 - 2008
Patent Specialist and Contracts AdministratorNanogen2002 - 2003
Law Clerk II/Scientific AdvisorFoley & Lardner, LLP2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California - San DiegoHistoryBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
California State University, San DiegoPublic HealthMS - Master of ScienceN/A
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - San DiegoBiologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A