Scott B. Kidman

 

Los Angeles Office
Tel: +1 213-443-3000
Fax: +1 213-443-3100
scottkidman@quinnemanuel.com

Practice Areas
Intellectual Property Litigation
Media and Entertainment Litigation
Lender Liability and Other Banking and Financial Institution 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)




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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.