scottTrial Consulting Senior Advisor


Scott joined IMS | The Focal Point in 1996, with a background in architecture and experience in creating graphics and animation to support expert witness testimony. In addition to acting as the managing member of the firm, Scott has worked alongside the country’s top trial lawyers on hundreds of cases, many of them involving Fortune 500 companies (Apple, Boeing, Cisco, GM, Google, IBM, Intel, International Paper, Qualcomm, and Verizon). He was twice featured as a lecturer at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Conference, and was named National Consultant on Computer Graphics by the AIA’s Computer-Aided Practice Professional Interest Area (CAP/PIA). Scott and a group of his TFP colleagues partnered with Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ( to explore new ways of bringing design thinking to the courtroom.

Specializing in Intellectual Property litigation for over 20 years has allowed Scott to oversee the graphics and strategy portions for some of the largest IP trials in the most popular jurisdictions. Notable casework includes: trade secret cases on behalf of TSMC and Zynga; biotech disputes on behalf of BMS and Gilead; and patent infringement cases for Samsung, Comcast Communications and Nintendo, among dozens of others. Scott’s work has brought him to courtrooms in East Texas, Virginia, Delaware, the International Trade Commission, and all over California.

Scott holds a BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and in his spare time enjoys sports of all kinds, tinkering with electronic gadgets, and traveling with his family. He lives in northern California with his wife, Jessica, and their two children.