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J. Scott Karren


222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Scott provides strategic IP counsel to large technology companies, with a focus on developing and managing strategic patent portfolios, and preparing and prosecuting applications.

He manages a number of international patent portfolios in the electrical- and computer-related arts, prepares opinions, counsels clients on issues of patent infringement, validity, and product design, and advises on strategic patent acquisitions and pre-litigation strategies.

Scott has been instrumental in recruiting, training, and mentoring other members of the patent group. He regularly coordinates and leads teams in preparing families of complex applications.


  • Scott possesses a deep understanding of complex procedures in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He frequently leverages the Office’s expedited examination policies to rapidly move applications to allowance. 
  • He is also particularly experienced with the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) program, which he often relies on in developing domestic and international portfolios. 
  • Scott is skilled at expediting prosecution through strategic examiner interviews.

Electrical/Electronic/Computer Science
Wireless communications, standards-related technologies, system- and device-level integrated circuits, digital signal processing, computer architecture and organization, network security, software, LTE-based systems, GPS technology, unicast and multicast techniques in wireless communications, handoff procedures, antenna configurations in multiple input multiple output



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions


  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Star, 2020-2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law, 2018-2023
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, Prosecution – Recommended, 2017-2022 
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Intellectual Property, 2017-2019, 2021-2022
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property, 2022
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Intellectual Property, 2010
  • Chambers USA, Intellectual Property, 2021-2022; Up and Coming, 2021

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