R. Scott Kimsey

R. Scott Kimsey

Bakersfield, California
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Scott Kimsey has over 16 years of experience counseling large corporations, small companies, individual inventors, authors, artists, and non-profit organizations on intellectual property matters. He is one of two registered patent attorneys at Klein, DeNatale, Goldner.

Over the course of his practice, Scott has filed and prosecuted numerous patent applications, secured trademark and copyright registrations, negotiated license agreements, drafted employment and termination agreements focused on intellectual property rights, and drafted collaboration agreements between authors and artists. His representation has included Fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceutical and electronics sectors, as well as a variety of academic and research institutions.

Scott completed his undergraduate degree in microbiology at California State University, Fresno, and graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Law. He handles intellectual property matters in a wide range of technical areas, including mechanical patents, medical devices, plant patents, chemical and biochemical patents, computer software, and others.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Internet Technology/Software
  • Patent & Trademark Acquisition
  • Patent Preparation & Prosecution
  • Trademark & Copyright Issues
  • Patent Non-Infringement & Validity Opinions
  • Trade Secret Issues
  • Internet-Related Issues (Web-Site Terms and Conditions and COPPA)
  • Plant Patent Filings

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2002
  • Missouri, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California


  • University of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, Missouri
    • Juris Doctor - 2000
    • Honors: Member, Order of the Coif
    • Honors: With Honors
  • California State University, Fresno, California
    • B.S. - 1993
    • Major: Microbiology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Writers of Kern, Member, 2015 - Present

Professional Experience

  • Klein, DeNatale, Goldner, Cooper, Rosenlieb & Kimball, LLP., 2011-Present
  • Spencer, Fane, Britt & Browne, 2007 - 2011
  • Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, 2004 - 2006
  • Blackwell, Sanders, Peper Martin, 1999 - 2003