About Scott

Scott Young is a partner of the firm practicing in the Corporate and Technology & Intellectual Property groups. His practice focuses on the development and commercialization of technology and on the marketing and distribution of products and services. Scott has significant experience in software and technology licensing, product distribution and supply agreements; e-commerce, franchising, sourcing and procurement contracts; and other technology and corporate partnering transactions. He also advises clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions and venture capital and angel financing transactions and assists companies with economic development opportunities in new markets. He represents companies in a wide range of industries including the medical device, computer hardware, software, telecommunications, energy, and other technology-based industries.

Associate, Holland & Hart, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1997–2001; associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Washington, D.C., 1995–1997; summer associate, Matsuo & Kosugi, Tokyo, Japan 1992.

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Honors & Activities

  • Named by Best Lawyers® as Information Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Salt Lake City, 2017
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America® (currently: Corporate Law, Information Technology Law), 2011–2022
  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Utah) by Chambers USA (currently: Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions), 2014–2021
  • Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers® (Technology Transactions, Business/Corporate, Intellectual Property, Health Care), 2018
  • Named as one of Utah Business magazine’s Legal Elite
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated with Martindale Hubbell®
  • Chair, Utah State Bar Franchise Section, 2009–2010
  • Chair, Utah Innovation Awards, 2006–2007
  • Chair, Deal Flow Committee, MountainWest Capital Network, 2004–2005
  • Member, American Bar Association, Utah State Bar, New York State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Guest lecturer, University of Utah, M.B.A. program on intellectual property issues
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society 
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Co-presenter, “What Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Forming and Growing a Life Sciences Company,” BioUtah Entrepreneur Bootcamp, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19, 2017
  • Co-presenter, “Strategies for Protecting and Sharing Your IP: Patents, Trademarks, and Licensing,” Calibration Optical Research Lab, Logan, Utah, March 19, 2009, and Utah Valley University, Nov. 12, 2009
  • Presenter, “Good Deals Gone Bad: Common Mistakes in Licensing Agreements,” Stoel Rives LLP, June 2009
  • Presenter, “An Overview of Intellectual Property Law,” Utah State Bar New Lawyer CLE, May 19, 2005
  • Presenter, “Introduction to Software Licensing,” Utah State Bar Mid-Year Convention, March 23, 2002
  • Presenter, “Fundamentals of Software Licensing,” Utah State Bar IP Section Mid-Winter Institute, Feb. 23, 2001 

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