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Kidman, Scott B.

Scott B. Kidman

Direct Tel: +1 213-443-3162
Los Angeles
Tel: +1 213 443 3000 Fax: +1 213 443 3100

Scott Kidman has been a partner in Quinn Emanuel's Los Angeles office for more than 20 years. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property disputes, including those involving trademarks, trade dress, utility patents, design patents, copyrights, trade secrets and false advertising claims, across a wide range of industries.

  • Samsung
  • Mattel
  • eBay
  • Nike
  • TCW
  • King’s Hawaiian
  • Instacart
  • K-Swiss
  • Airborne, Inc
  • FTD
  • Represented Samsung in a number of trials involving trade dress, design patent, and utility patent disputes with Apple in the Northern District of California, the Federal Circuit, and the International Trade Commission.
  • Represented Mattel in two highly publicized trials against MGA involving Bratz dolls.
  • Represented Nike, after adidas prevailed on claims in Europe that Nike's use of two stripes on apparel infringed adidas's three-stripe trademark, by filing complaint 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 design patent infringement claims by a rival shoe company over Nike's Air Jordan XVII basketball shoe.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar verdict, injunction and award of attorneys' fees in a trade dress infringement action for Mattel.
  • Obtained seven figure settlement for a well known consumer products company in a misappropriation of trade secret case.
  • Represented TCW in highly publicized dispute with former Chief Investment Officer.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for TRW following a four week trial in which plaintiff, a twenty-six year employee and director of finance of our client, claimed that he was terminated because he spoke out about mischarging on government contracts. Plaintiff had sought over $10 million in compensatory damages, and was also seeking punitive damages. A related qui tam suit filed by plaintiff, and defended by another law firm, resulted in a settlement in excess of $100 million.
  • 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 favorable settlements for King’s Hawaiian in a series of infringement actions involving King’s Hawaiian packaging trade dress.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Member, 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
    • District of Colorado
    • Northern District of Illinois
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association