Kidman, Scott B.

Scott B. Kidman

Partner

  Biography

Scott Kidman is a partner in Quinn Emanuel's Los Angeles office.  Mr. Kidman's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation including trademark, trade dress, patent, copyright, trade secret and false advertising disputes.

  Representative Clients

  • Samsung
  • Mattel
  • eBay
  • Nike
  • TCW
  • K-Swiss
  • Airborne, Inc
  • FTD
  • Roommates.com

  Notable Representations

  • Representing Samsung in patent and trade dress matters involving smartphones and tablet computers.
  • Represented Nike when adidas prevailed on claims in Europe that Nike's use of two stripes on apparel infringed adidas's three-stripe trademark.  Filed the complaint on Nike's behalf in the District Court of Oregon seeking a declaration that Nike's use of two stripes and other decorative striping on apparel and footwear in the United States did not infringe or dilute adidas's three-stripe mark.  After positioning the case to put the scope of adidas's three-stripe mark at issue, adidas conceded the case and filed a broad covenant not to sue Nike in the United States over apparel and footwear products incorporating a wide variety of multi-stripe designs, including all Nike two-stripe products.
  • Successfully defended Nike against a $40 million trade dress and patent infringement claims by a rival shoe company over Nike's Air Jordan XVII basketball shoe.
  • Represented Mattel in two highly publicized trials against MGA involving Bratz dolls.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar verdict, injunction and award of attorneys' fees in a trade dress infringement action for Mattel.
  • Obtained seven figure settlement for plaintiffin misappropriation of trade secret action.
  • Represented TCW in highly publicized  dispute with former Chief Investment Officer.
  • Obtained defense verdict in a three week jury trial in which plaintiff alleged that he was terminated and denied millions of dollars in commissions for refusing to engage in illegal activity.
  • Obtained defense verdict for a major aerospace company in a whistleblower lawsuit after a four week jury trial.
  • Obtained favorable settlements for Airborne, Inc. in a series of trade dress and trademark infringement actions involving competing private label products.
  • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of FTD in false advertising lawsuit.
  • Obtained favorable settlement for individual plaintiffs in a misappropriation of likeness and false advertising case.

  Practice Areas

  • Copyright Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Lender Liability & Other Banking Financial Institution Litigation
  • Media & Entertainment Litigation
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Trademark, Trade Dress, Unfair Competition/False Advertising, and Publicity Rights Litigation
  • Patent Litigation

  Education

  • Loyola Law School
    (J.D., magna cum laude, 1985)
    • Loyola International and Comparative Law Journal:
      • Editor, 1984-1985
    • Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review:
      • Staff member, 1983-1984

  • University of California, Los Angeles
    (B.A., cum laude, 1982)

  Admissions

The State Bar of California; United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeals: Ninth Circuit, Federal Circuit; United States District Courts: Central District of California, Eastern District of California, Northern District of California, Southern District of California

Professional Activities

  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association