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Scott Raymond Austin

Scott Raymond Austin

VLP Law Group LLP
  • Intellectual Property, Trademarks
  • Florida
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My Practice: I can’t believe how lucky I am. At VLP we’ve managed to have the best of both worlds. You know that in any big organization, you’ll have a mix: a small percentage of stars, a large mass of solid performers, and a percentage who maybe should be in a different line of work. We’ve cherry-picked the stars from elite law firms, but haven’t taken on the staggering big firmoverhead. The result is I get to work with only the best, and our sane operating cost allowsboth you and us to do well financially. Our clients couldn’t be happier, and neither could I. My Experience: Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by the Florida Bar. 32 years successfully representing Fortune 500 clients in disputes and transactions involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and information technology. Resolving domain name, content spoofing and phishing, copyright infringements, defamation and other technology disputes, arbitrating claims involving domain registratnts in the U.S., China, Japan, Korea and Europe (member, Panel of Neutrals, National Arbitration Forum, ICANN PICDRP Standing Panel). Advanced tech-trans negotiation and litigation, brand portfolio protection, management and licensing, including open source software. Practice Goals: To protect client interests online, minimize exposure to litigation and resolve disputes privately, effectively and efficiently; to help clients monetize and realize the economic utility of their inventions, brands and creative works. Bar and Court Admissions: U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida Florida: All State Courts Representative matters: Patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright litigation; TTAB Opposition and Cancellation Proceedings; DMCA content takedowns; UDRP cybersquatting disputes; Removal of defamatory online content; TOS, TOU, Privacy Policy, COPPA compliance.

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Internet Content and Domain Disputes
  • UDRP Disputes and Cybersquatting
  • Content Infringement and Defamation
  • Free Consultation
    Fifteen Minutes to listen and help you deterimine if your problem is something we can assist you with.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    No contingent fee cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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11th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • French: Written
Professional Experience
VLP Law Group LLP
- Current
SCOTT AUSTIN is a Florida Bar Board Certified intellectual property attorney representing clients for over 30 years in Florida and around the world in a variety of areas including patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright disputes, arbitration and tech transactions, with insight on both the technical (programming background) and business (two year MBA and business founder) aspects of intellectual property law. As a VLP lawyer Scott is different for another reason. VLP's technology-savvy partnership based in Silicon Valley enables him to be nimble, responsive, personable, and efficient, working closely with many accomplished partners and scalable support across the country, reducing the overhead burdens of bricks and mortar buildings and inter-office politics. As practical problem-solvers we thrive on client service. We will even consult at your office, via Skype or in person. Scott represents clients in trademark appeals, oppositions and cancellation proceedings before the TTAB. IP litigation in U.S. District Courts. Scott has published decisions as a National Arbitration Forum panelist in domain disputes under ICANN’s UDRP process. Scott also has years of counseling experience on advanced technology transactions, SaaS, cloud storage agreements, TOS, DMCA and privacy policy compliance. A former television producer/director and journalist Scott also served as interim in-house counsel for several clients. As their general counsel, he learned to provide senior management with timely answers on which they could firmly rely. Scott has taught intellectual property and corporate law nationally and internationally to law students in law school and practicing lawyers in numerous seminars, workshops and symposia. He chaired the Florida Bar’s Corporations, Securities and Financial Services Committee for two terms and received awards from the Florida Bar for his work on reforms to Florida’s Limited Liability Company Act, which were adopted by the Florida legislature.
Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. (1984) | Intellectual Property, Tax, Securities, Antitrust
15 Law & Policy in International Business n/k/a The Georgetown Journal of International Law 955.
Honors: Law Review Editor, Executive Editorial Board Member
Activities: Author, Note, Advertising Regulation in the Peoples Republic of China
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Ohio University
MBA (1981) | Finance, Economics, Marketing
Honors: Beta Gamma Sigma
Activities: President and Founding Member, MBA Student Asociation
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Ohio University
B.S. (1979) | Journalism
Honors: Summa cum laude
Activities: Television news program, director, producer, announcer, PBS and CBS affiliate; journalist for newspaper, radio program host.
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Professional Associations
Member PICDRP Standing Panel
- Current
Activities: Serve as panelist to arbitrate over matters involving the PICDRP process and a new gTLD registry operator's compliance with commitments as identified in Specification 11 of their Registry Agreement
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National Arbitration Forum
Panelist Domain Name Disputes
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Activities: Serve as a panelist to render decisions under the UDRP process for domain name disputes
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International Trademark Association
Member, Internet Committee, Rights Protections Mechanisms Subcommittee
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Florida State Bar  # 434140
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Articles & Publications
The New Generation of Multi-Level Internet Real Estate
IP Watchdog article
IP Protective Measures in the Domain System
World Intellectual Property Review
Offsite Servers Present Businesses With Opportunities, Challenges
, Daily Business Review
Digital Privacy: Who’s guarding the guards?
The Miami Herald
Contributing Author (Trademark Law): The Florida Bar Business Law Journal
The Florida Bar, Business Law Section
Businesses Should Amend Policies to Protect Trade Secrets under CFAA
Columbus C.E.O.
Custom Domain Names - Deal or No Deal
Intellectual Property Newsletter
Speaking Engagements
Privacy Among TheivesPrivacy Among Thieves: Domain Registration Data, Whatis WHOIS and Whereis it all Going?, CYBERSECURITY AND PRIVACY PROTECTION CONFERENCE, Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Records Management Policies and Ethical Issues in E-Discovery, Speaker; Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (April 2008), E-Discovery Conference, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Brand Protection on the Internet, Moderator, INTA Roundtable (January 2010), Cleveland, Ohio
Recent Developments in Domain Name Disputes: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You, VLP Law Group LLP is pleased to announce this recorded webinar, Palo Alto California
VLP Law Group LLP
Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law
The Florida Bar
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101 NE Third Avenue
101 NE Third Avenue
Suite 1500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: (954) 204-3744
Fax: (954) 320-0233
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