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Scott David Thornton

Patent application Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Nevada - NV < 1 year
    New York - NY 9 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State NV
    Acquired 2023
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    Prepares patent applications for inventions relating to mechanical, electrical, medical devices, software, and other technologies. Prosecutes patent applications before the USPTO.

    14 years, 100 cases

  2. Trademark application
    Researches, prepares and prosecutes trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) and abroad.

    11 years

  3. Intellectual property
    Prepares and files copyright applications both in the United States. Advises inventors and entrepreneurs on intellectual property protection strategies.

    14 years, 100 cases

  4. Licensing
    Works with independent inventors and entrepreneurs to obtain licensing agreements with prospective licensees.

    11 years

  5. Patent infringement
    Renders right-to-use opinions. Asserts inventor patent rights against would-be infringers both in and outside of the United States federal court system.

    11 years, 1 case

  6. Trademark infringement
    Renders right-to-use opinions. Asserts trademark rights against would-be infringers both in and outside of the United States federal court system.

    11 years

I am the founder and principal attorney at The Thornton Firm, LLC headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.    My practice centers around patent and intellectual property law with a primary emphasis focused on patent applications and prosecution.  


My firm serves inventors, innovators and the small businesses.  We use the best and latest technology available to deliver a high quality product at highly competitive rates.  We take a no nonsense approach to business and have the ability to adapt to changing times and consumer needs.  


I graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a double major in chemistry and history and earned my law degree from Touro Law Center in New York.  I am licensed in the state of New York and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  My firm is able to represent clients in all 50 states in matters pertaining to federal patents, trademarks and copyrights. 


I enjoy both the scientific and philosophical underpinnings of the United States' patent system.  To me, working to "promote the progress of science and the useful arts" is more than just a means of earning a living--It is a genuine privilege and honor to be a part of a system that has secured the United States' place as a global leader in science and innovation.


My wife and I relocated to Las Vegas in 2012, and we consider it to be among the best places in the United States to live and do business.  We enjoy maintaining a near perfect balance of work, outdoor recreation, learning and family.

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The Thornton Firm, LLC
6787 West Tropicana Ave
Suite 236
Las Vegas, NV, 89103


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Posted by Rebekah | October 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Explanation Is Everything
The law is complicated, diverse, and subjective. This is why I hired a lawyer because I needed help. What I was not expecting is brutal honesty on our first meeting. Mr. Thornton did the research, explained my options, and gave his honest, educated opinion which saved me thousands of dollars and at least a year of my time. He takes the time to explain verbiage that I am completely unknowledgeable of, in an industry that I am just learning. He explains the timeline and updates me along the way, a service that I did not even expect. Because of his honesty and integrity, I trust him in my affairs and will continue to support his practice for years to come. I could have been the easiest mark and would have paid whatever was laid in front of me because of my novice of the industry but he chose to be forthcoming and I will continue to trust Mr. Thorntorn with my prized intellectual property.
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Work Experience

  • Founder
  • The Thornton Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Independent Contractor Under Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Various Small Firms
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Student Extern
  • Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Office Assistant
  • RJL Resources, Inc.
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Student Assistant
  • University of New Mexico School of Law Library
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Independent Contractor
  • Miscellaneous Small Businesses
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Loader, Unloader, Sorter, Package Car Driver
  • United Parcel Service
  • 1988 - 1999
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  • Touro Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of New Mexico
  • Dual B.A.
  • 2006


  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Patent Practitioners
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada
  • 2016
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Quality of Student Life
  • Touro Law Center
  • 2010
  • Magna Cum Laude honors
  • The University of New Mexico
  • 2006

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Las Vegas Patent application Lawyer Scott David Thornton
Scott David Thornton
Patent application Attorney
Las Vegas, NV
Licensed for 9 years
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