Founding Member

Scott Hawranek has over a decade of experience and his practice includes most areas of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on intellectual property portfolio management and analysis, due diligence investigations, patent reexamination proceedings, and pre-litigation analysis.

Mr. Hawranek has extensive experience prosecuting patent applications, both domestically and abroad. Mr. Hawranek’s diverse practice has enabled him to provide full service and complex strategic counseling to domestic and international clients with respect to U.S. patent validity and infringement issues, as well as matters involving patentability and priority of invention issues.

Mr. Hawranek has counseled clients in a number of different technical areas including medical devices, semiconductor devices and methods of making the same, consumer products, chemical related inventions, electrical related inventions, software, encryption, and business methods.

Mr. Hawranek has previously practiced at major law firms in Washington, D.C. and Colorado, and as in-house counsel for a large international medical device company. Prior to his law firm experience, Mr. Hawranek was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examining semiconductor devices and processes. Before starting his intellectual property career, Mr. Hawranek worked as a research and development engineer for a semiconductor equipment manufacturer.


George Mason University School of Law, J.D.

Arizona State University, B.S.E. Chemical Engineering




U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Publications and Speaking Engagements

“Understanding Intellectual Property Rights.” Adjunct professor at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2009)

“Intellectual Property.” Toy & Game Designer’s Workshop sponsored by the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2008)

“Intellectual Property Rights for Engineers and Scientists.” Adjunct professor at Northern Arizona University (2007)

“Patenting Nanotechnology — Big Patents for Small Inventions.” American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2005)

“Responding to 35 U.S.C. § 102(e) Rejections.” AIPLA Annual Meeting (2003)

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Federal Circuit Bar Association

The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corporation—Chair, Biosciences Committee