Scott is a partner in the Simmons & Simmons LLP international IP team. He specialises in contentious and non-contentious intellectual property, with a strong emphasis on patent litigation in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. He has considerable experience of defending the patents of research based pharmaceutical companies against attack by their generic competitors and coordinating with legal teams in other jurisdictions. He has a background in biochemistry and molecular biology and has spent time working in house at a major global pharmaceutical company. Scott is regularly instructed to give patent validity and infringement opinions and also advises his Life Sciences clients on licensing and other commercial agreements.