Scott M. Kelly

Banner Witcoff

Scott is partner at Banner Witcoff, based in Washington, DC, specializing in patent and IP counseling, particularly in cybersecurity and FinTech. He represents a range from startups to Fortune 100 companies and manages significant patent portfolios with a focus on software technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, mobile devices, and internet security. Scott is active in exploring IP issues in the video game industry but has also worked on a wide range of technology from stick-on gel nails to coronavirus testing. In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, Scott offers strategic counsel on IP issues in acquisitions and defends clients in patent litigation and inter partes reviews. His background as a patent examiner in the document processing art unit involved technologies that enabled today's AI revolution. And before joining Banner Witcoff, Scott founded a startup building a natural language processing tool for patent searching, a precursor to tools hitting the market today.