Faculty Profile: Scott Douglass

Scott DouglassPatterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C.1600 Division Street, Suite 500 Nashville, TN 37203 Work Phone: (615) 242-2400Email Address:
Previous Courses Taught (4)
  • Corporate Counsel Forum 2022
  • IP Law: Ethics and Professionalism in Intellectual Property Law
  • Intellectual Property CLE Blast 2019
  • Intellectual Property Spring Institute 2016

Scott Douglass helps his clients grow their businesses by protecting and enforcing their trademarks, patents and copyrights. He efficiently litigates their rights in federal court and enforces their trademarks before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also helps clients maximize the value of their intellectual property through licensing and online domain name enforcement.

During law school, Mr. Douglass worked as a summer law clerk for two federal magistrate judges in the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee. He also clerked for the General Counsel of one of the largest tobacco companies in the world. Before attending law school, Mr. Douglass worked as a legislative aide to two United States Senators and studied Arabic in the Middle East.


  • Supports plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of litigation, from initial complaint in district court federal appellate courts
  • Writes motions, briefs, and memoranda to support patent and copyright litigation and business torts defense
  • Drafts licenses, contracts and assignments for intellectual property licensing
  • Pursues all aspects of trademark enforcement, including cease-and-desist letters, notice of opposition, trademark comparison analysis, and responses to office actions before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
  • Enforces trademark rights under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)


  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2012
    • Managing Editor, Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy
    • Practitioner in Wake Forest Litigation Clinic
    • Recipient of Wake Law Scholarship
    • Vice Chairman, Wake Forest Honor Council
  • B.A., Rhodes College, cum laude, 2006


  • Tennessee


  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Member, Emerging Enterprises Committee
  • Chairman, Emerging Enterprises Webinar Subcommittee
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Board Member, Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Associate, Belmont University College of Law American Inn of Court


  • Phoenix Club of Nashville