Scott Slaby
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EMAIL sslaby@mcdonaldhopkins.com

PHONE 216.430.2017

Practice Focus


Scott is a member in the Intellectual Property Department. He focuses his practice on obtaining and protecting intellectual property rights. In particular, he assists clients in domestic and foreign patent preparation and procurement in the chemical, biochemical, and mechanical arts, as well as preparing legal opinions regarding patentability, validity, and right to market. Scott has handled matters involving a variety of areas in the chemical and life-science arts. He also has experience with trademark prosecution and counseling, as well as with IP Due Diligence, and assisting in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation, licensing, and agreement matters.

Scott earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2003. He received a M.S. and a B.S., cum laude, from John Carroll University in 1997 and 1995, respectively.


Admissions - Court

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Admissions - State

  • Ohio


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • John Carroll University

Professional Membership

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association 
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association – Director (2008-2009); Chair, Chemical Committee (2005-2007) 
  • The Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Foundation

Public Service and Volunteerism

  • The Lawyers Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Foundation (Executive Committee, 2005-present; Secretary, 2007-2009)

External Publications

  • "Assessing Whether an Insurance Policy Triggers the Insurer’s Duty to Defend in an Intellectual Property Case", Cleveland Bar Journal – July/August 2004
  • "Degradation of Perfluorinated Ether Lubricants on Pure Aluminum Surfaces: Semi-empirical Quantum Chemical Modeling," NASA TP-3670 – 1997