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Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
Scott A. Schaller, Ph.D.

Mind + Muscle

Scott A. Schaller, Ph.D.

Of Counsel

  • Scott A. Schaller, Ph.D.
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Dr. Schaller is Of Counsel in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group and has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications. Dr. Schaller also counsels and assists domestic and international clients regarding strategic patent planning of complex portfolios as well as issues relating to patentability, freedom-to-operate, due diligence, validity, and infringement analyses and opinions.  His practice areas include biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and therapeutic antibodies.     

During his graduate studies, Dr. Schaller's research focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying pattern formation in the developing vertebrate limb during embryogenesis.  His technical expertise includes molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, immunology, and virology.   

Dr. Schaller is a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, a two-volume set focused on the new contested proceedings under the America Invents Act published in 2012 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw. This book examines how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, and delivers practical analysis and advice.  

  • Admissions
      • District of Columbia

      • Texas

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Education
    • J.D., University of Texas at Austin with honors

    • Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Tulane University

    • B.S., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of Southern Mississippi with highest honors


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