R. Scott Kimsey

R. Scott Kimsey

Bakersfield, California
(661) 395-1000
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Scott Kimsey is a Registered Patent Attorney and a founding member of the firm's Agriculture and Food Law Practice Group. He 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. He also prepares and files plant patent applications, plant licensing agreements, and planting/cultivation agreements, and has handled FDA compliance issues for food producers. 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 Law
  • Agriculture & Food Law
  • Patent Preparation and Prosecution (mechanical, life sciences, medical, and computer software arts)
  • Patent Non-Infringement and Invalidity Opinions
  • Plant Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Plant Variety Protection Certificates
  • Trademark and Copyright Registration
  • Trade Secret Issues
  • Intellectual Property Licensing and Acquisition
  • Internet Technology, Web Site, and Software Issues

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2013
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2002
  • Missouri, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2001
  • 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
  • California State University, Fresno, California
    • B.S. - 1993
    • Major: Microbiology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Writers of Kern, Member, 2015 - Present

Professional Experience

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