Stephen Scott

Professional Experience

Dr. Scott is a UK and European patent attorney, and Director of International Prosecution at SUGIMURA. His responsibilities include strategic IP procurement in overseas jurisdictions and quality assurance for out-bound patent applications. Dr. Scott joined SUGIMURA from a large patent and law firm based in the UK.

Dr. Scott’s experience covers a range of technical fields, including mechanics, aeronautics, software, data processing, security, networking, computer imaging, 3D printing, telecommunications and computer modelling. He has significant experience in drafting of new applications and managing prosecution of large, multi-jurisdictional patent portfolios.

Prior to entering the patent profession, Stephen lived in Japan under the Daiwa-Anglo Japanese Foundation scholarship program. As part of this program, Stephen undertook intensive Japanese language training and completed internships with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Daiwa Institute of Research.

Dr. Scott has a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in simulation of turbulent flows, for which he received a full scholarship. During his Ph.D., Dr. Scott developed significant expertise in the development of mathematical modelling methods and implementation of these methods in parallelised computer codes for high performance computing platforms. This research led to various journal papers and a book published by Springer Verlag.


Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI)


Ph.D. Computational Fluid Dynamics, Imperial College London
M.Eng. Mechanical Engineering (1st Class Hons.), Imperial College London

Practice Areas

Patent drafting and prosecution
Litigation support
Portfolio development and management
Invention mining




“Poisonous Divisional Applications in Europe”; IAM Magazine (Japanese edition); September 2016
“Anheuser-Busch v. Budvar: A global dispute turns on local significance”; Intellectual Property Counsellor; May 2011
“On the Quantification of Preferential Accumulation”; International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow; August 2009
“Experimental Investigation of a Maximum Entropy Assumption for Acceleration Terms within a Poly-disperse Moment Framework”; Experimental Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids; June 2009

“Statistical Treatment of Turbulent Polydisperse Particle Systems”; ISBN 978-1-4471-6344-2; Springer Verlag (Green Energy and Technology)

“EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal Decision G/15 on Partial Priority”; Kansai Tokyo Kenkyu Kai (Osaka); May 23, 2017
“EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal Decision G/15 on Partial Priority”; Kansai Tokyo Kenkyu Kai (Tokyo); April 23, 2017
“The Impact of Brexit on Patents in Europe”; Imperial College Alumni Association of Japan (South Kensington Kai) Annual General Meeting; November 26, 2016
“Inventive Step at the EPO: Problem and Solution Approach”; JPAA Autumn Seminar Series; November 7, 2016