Intellectual Property

Protect your organisation's most important asset and your ideas, creativity, and innovation.

Intellectual Property is an essential part of all businesses. Our expert Intellectual Property Lawyers are always on hand to help our businesses manage the process of obtaining and maintaining their intellectual property rights. We aim to mitigate the risks to your business and handle everything from Copyright services, Trademark services to Brand Protection and App and Software Protection.

Our leadership

Scott Blackmer

Scott Blackmer

Scott leads the Americas Management Team. Previously a partner at WilmerHale, Scott advises private and federal clients in technology and is regarded as a leading authority in intellectual property and international trade. He has served as an advisor on privacy, data protection and digital identity to various Fortune 500 entities as well as government organizations.

With extensive experience in all matters related to data protection and cybersecurity, in both consumer and human resources contexts, Scott is an expert in a wide range of legal issues that companies face in online and mobile business, especially across borders.

Phone: (+1) 801 953 3858


show more


  • University of California at Berkeley, JD with honors, 1981
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BA with honors, 1975
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1970-73
  • Université de Grenoble, France, 1972


  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • German

Intellectual Property insights

Covid-19 & The Cloud: A Lasting Impact
Intellectual Property

Covid-19 & The Cloud: A Lasting Impact

FLI partners are meeting the needs of clients during the painful stages of COVID-19 quarantines and lockdowns, as well as the various phases of cautious re-opening of business. Sadly, this comes with occasional regression to shuttered plants and offices with renewed outbreaks of the novel coronavirus. In each of these phases, IT and communications play a critical role, bringing heightened cybersecurity risks and new privacy challenges that are pushing enterprises to make changes that will likely last beyond the current crisis.

Learn more

Seeking for Alpha and Portfolio Hedges
Intellectual Property

Seeking for Alpha and Portfolio Hedges

FLI comments on recent trends seen in Venture Capital (VC) and Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) using patents as the main source of competitive advantage in corporate portfolios specifically linked to technology firms. These principles have implications for in-house counsel, investment officers, and portfolio management.

Learn more

Supply-Chain Review: COVID-19 Debrief
Intellectual Property

Supply-Chain Review: COVID-19 Debrief

FLI comments on recent consequences of COVID-19 on companies with large international supply-chains. These principles have implications for in-house counsel, investment officers, and portfolio management.

Learn more

Learn more about our insights in this industry and others.

Customers we are proud to work with in Intellectual Property:

Aspect Energy
Morgan PLC
Polar Power Inc.
La Liga
Copyright © 2021 First Law International
143 Avenue Louise, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. Privacy Policy

Get Started

Whatever your industry, connect with a member of our cross-border team today. We’ll take care of the rest.