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Scott Marks

Scott Marks is Managing Counsel for Intellectual Property at Abbott Labs.  His areas of practice include filing and prosecuting patent applications, reexaminations, drafting and negotiating intellectual property agreements, due diligence and litigation.  His technical background is in chemistry, and he has worked exclusively in the medical device area for more than 10 years.
Scott obtained his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa and his law degree from the University of Iowa.  He worked a number of years in private practice litigating patent cases, prosecuting patents and counseling clients, before joining the in-house ranks at another large medical device company in the Twin Cities.  He went to St. Jude in 2012, which was recently purchased by Abbott, and continues to serve as Managing Counsel.  With his background in both private practice and in-house at large medical device entities, Scott brings a unique perspective to our panel.