Scott McMillan’s practice covers various aspects of patent law, including foreign and domestic patent prosecution, portfolio management, and strategic development; infringement and validity studies; and licensing and due diligence support. Mr. McMillan has technical experience in various areas of electronics, computers, software and optics. Specific technologies include circuit design and VLSI layout, wireless communications, computer architecture, networking, software, online video streaming, optical devices and networks, and semiconductor design and manufacture.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. McMillan worked at one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies in hardware and software development, where, among other things, he assisted in the design of a development platform for next-generation portable media devices. He has also been lead hardware engineer at a small media distribution company where he designed and tested multimedia kiosks.

Mr. McMillan lived in Brazil for two years and retains a working proficiency in Portuguese.

Professional & Community Activities

ProBoPat (Pro Bono Patent Program) Steering Committee Member and Volunteer

Utah State Bar, IP Section CLE Planning Committee, Member


  • Columbia Law School, J.D. (2008)
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • University of Colorado, M.S., Electrical Engineering (2005)
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., Electrical Engineering (2003)
    University Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Utah


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Understanding our clients' business goals and working efficiently and effectively to help our clients achieve those goals.

Suite 600, 1400 Wewatta Street
Denver, CO, 80202
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Scott L. McMillan

Experience Highlights

Actus LLC v. Western Union Financial Services Inc.
Represented Western Union Financial Services, Inc., a provider of global payment services, as a defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit involving more