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Scott A. McBain

Scott McBain is a member of Dickinson Wright’s Intellectual Property practice group. He concentrates his practice on domestic and international IP procurement and IP counseling, transactions and strategies for the protection and enforcement of IP assets. Scott has been an IP attorney for over 25 years, doing significant licensing work alongside other complex technology transfers, including IP due diligence and merger, acquisition, divestiture and IP support. As a former attorney at Delphi Corporation, Scott managed and supported the domestic and international IP portfolios of several multi-billion dollar business units in a variety of automotive technologies. Scott gained valuable IP experience as an engineer started his career in engineering supporting power plants in southern Ohio, West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, designing and implementing their material handling systems. 

Education & Credentials


Michigan Technological University

B.S., Civil Engineering, 1986

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

J.D., 1991
  • Magna cum laude

Bar Admission

  • Michigan1991
  • Ohio1992

Professional Involvement

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of Michigan
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • State Bar of Ohio

Community Involvement

  • Michigan Technological University Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Past President, Treasure Island Association

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 1993
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1993
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