Member, McDonald Hopkins
Scott Slaby, a member in the Intellectual Property Department at McDonald Hopkins in Cleveland, joined the PCA-Cleveland Associate Board in 2016. He focuses his practice on obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. In particular, he assists clients in domestic and foreign patent preparation and procurement in the chemical, biochemical, and mechanical arts, as well as preparing legal opinions regarding patentability, validity, and right to market. Scott has handled matters involving a variety of areas in the chemical and life-science arts. He also has experience with trademark prosecution and counseling, as well as with IP Due Diligence, and assisting in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, licensing, and agreement matters.
Scott earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2003. He received a M.S. and a B.S., cum laude, from John Carroll University in 1997 and 1995, respectively. He has also dedicated many years to volunteering as a coach for various youth and CYO teams.