Kunzler Bean & Adamson

Scott Hilton

Partner, Registered Patent Attorney

Expertise: Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Startups
Licensed: Utah, USPTO
Education: S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah

shilton@kba.law | (801) 994-4646

Scott Hilton is a partner at Kunzler Bean & Adamson. Scott helps clients of all sizes acquire patent, trademark, and copyright protection for their intellectual property and helps them enforce that intellectual property. Scott is a go-to for corporate counsel at large software and hardware companies that need help with patent prosecution, and also enjoys helping new startups build valuable patent portfolios.

Scott joined the firm in February of 2006 after studying electrical and computer engineering at Brigham Young University. He attended law school at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. During law school, local patent attorneys selected Scott as the “Best Oralist” in the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court competition between local law schools. Scott’s paper entitled, “Free and Open Source Software: How Free are the Nonliteral Elements?” was selected as a local winner in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition on copyright law. Scott finished his final year of law school at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he researched the subject of Internet regulation and worked to introduce a CyberSafety Constituency within ICANN, the Internet governing body.

Prior to joining KB&A, Scott spent two years performing patent research and analysis on the 3GPP wireless standard for Coltera Intellectual Property. While at Coltera, Scott worked with and trained attorneys and engineers from many of the largest wireless companies in the world on intellectual property and technical matters. He later worked in-house for Fujifilm Microdisks, where he drafted core patent applications and screened patents in the disk drive industry in preparation for a new product release.

When not drafting patent applications, Scott enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Laura and their five children, in Scott’s native Utah or in Laura’s native Alaska. Scott’s also coached each of his three sons’ Jr. Jazz basketball teams, and spent five years leading weekly singing time activities for children in the local church congregation.

  • BS, Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University
  • JD, S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah
  • Best Oralist, Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court
  • Local Winner, Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition on Copyright Law
  • 2014-2019, Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers, Rising Star
  • 2018-2019, Utah Business Magazine, Legal Elite, Intellectual Property
  • MX Technologies, IP Counsel
  • Coltera Intellectual Property, IP Consultant
  • Fujifilm Microdisks, IP Consultant