Scott McKeown

Professorial Lecturer in Law


Email: Scott McKeown
2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Scott McKeown is a shareholder in the DC office of Wolf, Greenfield, and Sacks were he is member of the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB), IP Litigation, and Appellate practices. He specializes in administrative trials before the PTAB as well as appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). Having successfully navigated USPTO post-grant patent proceedings in which more than half a billion dollars was at stake, Mr. McKeown is lead post-grant counsel to some of the world’s most well-known innovators. He provides his clients comprehensive post-grant patent counseling including advice on USPTO post-grant proceedings concurrent with complex International Trade Commission (ITC) and district court litigations.

At GW Law, Mr. McKeown teaches the course USPTO Post-Grant Proceedings. The course covers all administrative trial proceedings at the USPTO as well as post issuance proceedings such as patent reexamination, reissue, interferences, derivation proceedings, and supplemental examinations.

Named one of the world’s leading patent practitioners for post-grant proceedings by Intellectual Asset Management, Mr. McKeown is one of the most active PTAB trial attorneys in the US, having handled more than 400 PTAB matters since 2012, including those in which more than $500 million was at stake. He currently serves as lead post-grant counsel to some of the world’s best-known innovators and has handled some of the most noteworthy PTAB trials to date, including the only precedential decision on live testimony. Moreover, he was named by Managing IP as its “Outstanding PTAB Litigator” in 2015 and again in 2020.

Mr. McKeown is the editor of the award winning blog He lectures and writes extensively on post-grant patent proceedings at the USPTO and is founding Director of the PTAB Bar Association.

BS, JD, Temple University