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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.


Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 40%
    15 years, 300 cases
  2. Patent Infringement: 25%
    13 years
  3. Trademark Application: 20%
    14 years, 200 cases
  4. Trademark: 15%
    13 years



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  • David Wade Barman

    Scott is a fantastic professional and skilled patent practitioner. I endorse this lawyer.


    David Barman Patent application Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Samuel Aaron Coffey

    I endorse this lawyer. When it comes to intellectual property, patents and trademark Scoot Smiley is an outstanding lawyer. His legal knowledge, skill and ability are superior. I highly recommend him.


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Contact info

The Concept Law Group, P.A.

200 South Andrews Avenue
Suite 100
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super Professorfaculty Row2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Legal EliteFlorida Trend Magazine2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top Patent ProsecutorPatent Buddy2011
Super Lawyer's Rising Star (Top 2.5% of all Florida Lawyers)Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Super Lawyer's Rising Star (Top 2.5% of all Florida Lawyers)Super Lawyers2010
Legal Elite (Top 2% of all Florida Lawyers)Florida Trend Magazine2009
Super Lawyer's Rising Star (Top 2.5% of all Florida Lawyers)Super Lawyers2009
Membership in the National Order of BarristersNational Order of Barristers2003
Best Brief AwardE. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Concept Law Group, P.A.2010 - Present
Adjunct Professor of Patent LawNova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center2009 - Present
PartnerMayback & Hoffman, P.A.2007 - 2010
AssociateFleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bianco & Bongini2004 - 2007
Antenna Design EngineerDayton Granger, Inc.1997 - 2000
Magnetics Design EngineerCoiltronics, Inc.1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Business Law Section, Intellectual Property CommitteeMember2007 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeMember2003 - Present
Florida BarMember2003 - Present
Intellectual Property Law Association of FloridaMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Michael Powell v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.$15M damages, $3M punitives, $2.8M Atty's Fees
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Publication nameTitleDate
Daily Business ReviewPatent Reform Takes U.S. Toward First-to-File System2011
American Bar Association publicationAnnual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation2011
American Bar Association publicationAnnual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation2010
American Bar Association publicationAnnual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Florida Atlantic UniversityElectrical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bar Association MeetingDemystifying Copyrights, Trademarks, and Patents2012
Lunch -n- LearnThe Practice of Patent Law-What You Need to Know2008