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Scott Bechtel, CLP
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Potential IP Devaluation?
US Supreme Court Agrees
to Hear Microsoft v. i4i

by J. Scott Bechtel, CLP
Brian J. Fahey, Esq.

LES Viewpoints (Cover)

Update IAM Disciplines to Dodge False Marking Trolls
by J. Scott Bechtel, CLP
Adrian P. J. Mollo, Esq.

LES Viewpoints (page 4)

Google That Patent?
USPTO And Google Team Up To Make IP Data Accessible

by J. Scott Bechtel, CLP
Tony Escobar, MBA
LES Viewpoints (Cover)

New IP in IT:
Gadgets, Widgets, Clouds Portals And Lots Of Sharing

by J. Scott Bechtel, CLP
LES Viewpoints (Cover)

Maximum Value at
Minimum Cost

by J. Scott Bechtel, CLP
Ray I. Throckmorton, CPA
IAM Magazine

Price Your Case:
Expected Value Calculations
in  Patent Litigation

by J; Scott Bechtel, CLP
Ray I. Throckmorton, CPA
Les Nouvelles

Infrared Optoelectronics
Devices and Applications

by J. Scott Bechtel
William Nunley
Marcel Dekker

Royalty Audit Checklist
by Ray Throckmorton, CPA

Photo of J. Scott Bechtel, Managing Member, AmiCOUR IP Group, LLCJ. Scott Bechtel, CLP, MSIA
Managing Partner and CEO

Scott is a Certified Licensing Professional and delivers the unique blend of scientific, business, and patent experience deemed vital for success directing intellectual property consulting projects. Scott began mentoring others with patentable ideas in 1999 following a successful high technology corporate and entrepreneurial career. He understands how to effectively transform great ideas into commercial success, and how to protect strategic IP assets.

Scott delivers engineering and scientific expertise related to a range of technologies comprised of semiconductors, computer systems, software, consumer electronics, sensors, instrumentation, aerospace, automotive/heavy truck, mechanical systems, specialty tools, chemicals, materials sciences, environmental solutions, medical  devices, patient monitoring, and life sciences technologies including diagnostic solutions, reagents, drug delivery, compounds, probiotics, and proteomics. He leads the AmiCOUR IP Group team of subject matter and testifying experts for high technology and life sciences intellectual property matters.

In addition to being a published author and inventor himself, Scott leads workshops and CE events on intellectual property, royalty auditing, and entrepreneurship. His most popular topics include patent portfolio management, effective patent litigation strategies, licensing and royalty auditing checklists, tips for doing business in Asia, and effectively using consultants and experts in high stakes patent litigation matters. In 2011, he led a team to file an amicus curiae in support of i4i as part of the high profile US Supreme Court case, Microsoft v i4i. The outcome upheld the lower Court's $290 million award of infringement damages to i4i in an 8 - 0 opinion (one Justice recused himself).

Scott has an undergraduate degree in physics, with hands on experience and additional coursework in electrical engineering, biology, and biomedical engineering. He holds a quantitative Master of Science in Industrial Administration Conferred with Distinction (MBA) from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business (GSIA). Scott has completed the PLI (Kayton) Patent Bar Review Course. He is author of an engineering textbook on optoelectronics, dozens of published articles on IP, travel, and technology, and is named as an inventor on several US patents which were successfully  commercialized. His latest book, a novel about the race to control a disruptive new technology titled Writers' Block, is slated for early 2013 publication.

Scott is recognized for his pioneering development of automated software to expedite prior art search, identify licensing candidates, and locate subject matter experts.  This pioneering software anticipated the "Prior Art" search engine button providing similar automated keyword generation search capability for patent researchers. More recently, his structured methods for successfully brokering patent assets have helped clients generate cash from non-strategic patents.

Scott is an active and contributing member of the Licensing Executives Society. In 2009, he was elected to serve as the Secretary of the Society's successful High Technology Sector, progressed to Vice Chair and then Chairman for the 2011 - 2012 LES year. Scott continues to serve in the position of LES HTS Past Chair where he advises and mentors Society leaders. He was recently named as a 2013 Co-Chair of the Appeals, Ethics, and Discipline Committee of the Certified Licensing Professionals.