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Scott McPherson

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Associate Attorney
Arroyo Law Group, LLP
Meet the Attorney
Licensed In
California
Practice Areas
Business, Family & Personal, Intellectual Property*
About

Hi, I’m Scott. I like to consider myself an expert in helping new and emerging businesses understand how best to understand and apply the law to help manage and grow their business.

I represent clients in the state of California and at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on a variety of business and personal legal matters, including intellectual property management, business formation, regulatory compliance, contracts, employment and dispute resolution. My previous work in big and small firms and in-house as general counsel for companies gave me a broad understanding of the range of issues people and businesses face on a regular basis.

A few of my proudest career moments include when I was able to successfully defend my client against a very big company in a patent infringement case and when I was able to successfully negotiate the end of a lawsuit that was very beneficial to my client.

My priorities are those of my client and I approach every consultation with the mindset of what would I do if I was in their position. I enjoy time with my family attending theater productions, sporting events or riding our horse and hiking in a nearby preserve.

 

Why I Practice Law
I practice law because I enjoy solving problems. I was originally a research scientist/toxicologist because I am passionate about discovering ways to help people.
Fun Fact
I have recently been very involved in the science and law of CBD and Industrial Hemp, particularly related to non-THC (intoxicating type) products. I have served on various Science and Law committees related to the development of cannabinoids for human and pet use.
  • * Also covering Intellectual Property matters for the following states:
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
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Professional background
Education

USD College of Law

J.D. in Law, 2002

San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health

M.S. in Public Health - Toxicology, 1999

University of California San Diego

B.A. in Biology & History, 1990

Experience

Arroyo Law Group

Associate Attorney

2022 - Present

Medterra CBD

General Counsel

2019 - 2021

McPherson Business and Legal Consulting

Fractional In-house Counsel, Founder, Attorney, Entrepreneur

2009 - 2021

 

Adli Law

Senior Counsel

2014 - 2016

DLA Piper

Senior Associate/Patent Attorney

2008 - 2009

Kilpatrick Townsend

Associate/Patent Attorney

2003 - 2008

Associations

California Bar Association

Member

2003 - Present

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Registered Patent Attorney

2002 - Present

Meet the Attorney

Licensed In
  • California
Practice Areas
  • Business,
  • Family & Personal,
  • Intellectual Property*
About

Hi, I’m Scott. I like to consider myself an expert in helping new and emerging businesses understand how best to understand and apply the law to help manage and grow their business.

I represent clients in the state of California and at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on a variety of business and personal legal matters, including intellectual property management, business formation, regulatory compliance, contracts, employment and dispute resolution. My previous work in big and small firms and in-house as general counsel for companies gave me a broad understanding of the range of issues people and businesses face on a regular basis.

A few of my proudest career moments include when I was able to successfully defend my client against a very big company in a patent infringement case and when I was able to successfully negotiate the end of a lawsuit that was very beneficial to my client.

My priorities are those of my client and I approach every consultation with the mindset of what would I do if I was in their position. I enjoy time with my family attending theater productions, sporting events or riding our horse and hiking in a nearby preserve.

 

Why I Practice Law
I practice law because I enjoy solving problems. I was originally a research scientist/toxicologist because I am passionate about discovering ways to help people.
Fun Fact
I have recently been very involved in the science and law of CBD and Industrial Hemp, particularly related to non-THC (intoxicating type) products. I have served on various Science and Law committees related to the development of cannabinoids for human and pet use.

Professional background

Education
- USD College of Law - J.D. in Law, 2002
- San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health - M.S. in Public Health - Toxicology, 1999
- University of California San Diego - B.A. in Biology & History, 1990
Experience
- Arroyo Law Group - Associate Attorney - 2022 - Present
- Medterra CBD - General Counsel - 2019 - 2021
- McPherson Business and Legal Consulting - Fractional In-house Counsel, Founder, Attorney, Entrepreneur - 2009 - 2021 -  
- Adli Law - Senior Counsel - 2014 - 2016
- DLA Piper - Senior Associate/Patent Attorney - 2008 - 2009
- Kilpatrick Townsend - Associate/Patent Attorney - 2003 - 2008
Associations
- California Bar Association - Member - 2003 - Present
- United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) - Registered Patent Attorney - 2002 - Present
  • * Also covering Intellectual Property matters for the following states:
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
show more
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