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Scott Baskin, is  a partner with Irell & Manella LLP, is a resident of the firm’s Newport Beach office.  He has concentrated his practice on intellectual property, technology, and real estate disputes.  For example, Mr. Baskin acted as lead counsel in a $200 million computer hardware and software dispute, representing defendants alleged to have engaged in fraud, breach of contract, and other misconduct.  After trial on the matter, the jury returned a complete defense verdict.  The National Law Journal included this case in its annual report on the 15 most outstanding defense verdicts in the United States.  Mr. Baskin also lead the defense in a federal trademark case. After trial, the jury returned a complete defense verdict and the court denied any injunctive relief.  Mr. Baskin then successfully argued for the affirmation of that defense judgment before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In another recent trial, Mr. Baskin represented the plaintiff prosecuting contract and business tort claims, resulting in a judgment for the plaintiff of more than $55 million.


Practice Areas

  1. Litigation: 60%
  2. Securities Offerings: 10%
  3. Trademark Application: 10%
  4. Copyright Application: 10%
  5. Patent Application: 10%

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Contact Info

Irell & Manella LLP

840 Newport Center Drive
Suite 400
Newport Beach, CA, 92660-6323



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2010
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2009
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2008
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2007
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2006
Super LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Orange County chapter)Board MemberN/A
Anti-Defamation LeagueBoard of TrusteesN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
15 Most Outstanding Defense Verdicts in United StatesN/A
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Publication NameTitleDate
UnknownProtecting the Pot of Gold2005
UnknownChasing the Pot of Gold2004
UnknownDon't Ask: Patent Infringement Claims Against Purchasers2003
Design-Build ContractingThe Construction Subcontract1997
ABA Computer Litigation JournalPatent Infringement Claims and Recompense for Purchasers1996
ABA Computer Litigation JournalLet the Buyer Beware--of the Pre-Sale Examination Strategy1995
UnknownPreparing and Examining Expert Witnesses in Civil Litigation1990
UnknownPreparing and Examining Expert Witnesses in Civil Litigation1987
UnknownNon-Medical Professional Malpractice1985
The Internal Corporate InvestigationThe Internal Corporate Investigation: Ad Hoc 'Search and Destroy' or Routine Record Retention Programs1980
Yale Law JournalProtective Orders Against the Press and the Inherent Powers of the Courts1977
UnknownPracticalities of Using Experts in Civil LitigationN/A
UnknownThe Use of Experts in Civil ActionsN/A
UnknownThe Use of Experts in Non-Medical Malpractice ActionsN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Yale Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Stanford UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Stanford UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1975