Scott D. Balderston

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Patent Portfolio Strategy and Acquisition • Patent Post-Grant Review Proceedings • IP licensing • Patent Prosecution including Board Appeals • International Patent Prosecution including PCT and National-stage applications  and oppositions 

Scott D. Balderston, B.E.E., JD, is a registered patent attorney with comprehensive expertise in all phases of intellectual property practice. In more than 29 years of practice, Scott has developed expertise in a variety of areas including IP litigation, counseling, and patent prosecution.  

Scott's practice includes significant involvement in IP litigation and related matters.  He has served as lead counsel for both patent owners and AIA petitioners in AIA post-grant review proceedings, including covered business method (CBM) and PGR (Post Grant review) cases.  His litigation experience also includes Federal Circuit appeals, Patent Office reexamination and interference proceedings, and federal district court patent litigation.  Many of these proceedings have involved millions or greater in at-risk claims.

In addition,Scott brings to his clients wide-ranging knowledge of corporate matters such as federal bankruptcy and valuation proceedings on behalf of institutional investors.  He has provided extensive advice in corporate financings and mergers and acquisitions in which IP has played a significant part.

Scott has long-standing experience supporting clients ranging from individual patent applicants, startup companies, expansion-stage entities, universities, privately held companies, and large-scale institutional portfolio holders including Fortune 100 and 500 companies and other large institutional entities.

Scott has personally prepared and managed hundreds of patent applications, and a similar number of prosecution cases.  Representative industries in which Scott has direct knowledge include telecommunications, medical hardware and devices including sequencing platforms, bioinformatics, electric power systems, as well as a wide variety of computer software in various fields of application.   He has worked in large general practice firms, as well as intellectual property boutiques.


Member, Symbus Law Group, January 2014 - present.

Bar Memberships: Washington D.C.; Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education: J.D., Cum laude, Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School 1989; Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, Villanova College 1986.