Scott Weingust


Scott Weingust is the leader of Stout’s Intellectual Property Valuation practice. He has over 20 years of experience providing consulting services to corporations, law firms, universities, and investment firms primarily in the areas of intellectual property valuation, damages, monetization, and management.

Scott has provided testimony as a damages and valuation expert in intellectual property-related litigation including having offered opinions in Federal District Court. He has testified on a variety of dispute matters including those with claims associated with patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, fraudulent transfer, breach of contract, and others. He has also led project teams on a variety of pre-case and early-case assessments of intellectual property-related damages to assist with decisions related to whether a case should be filed and/or financed, and to support dispute resolution efforts.

Scott has performed due diligence and valued intellectual property and other intangible assets for a variety of purposes including: transactions (licensing, purchase/sale, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions), tax strategy and compliance (transfer pricing, trust & estate issues), corporate strategic decision-making, use of intellectual property to attract capital (debt and equity financing), financial reporting, regulatory compliance (Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute), and bankruptcy, among others. He has been directly involved in intellectual property licensing negotiations and has developed many reusable intellectual property pricing/valuation models for corporate licensing activities and investment decisions.

Scott is currently an adjunct professor at the DePaul University College of Law where he teaches a course on intellectual property valuation. He has also previously taught classes on intellectual property valuation and related topics at the New York University School of Law, The John Marshall Law School, the University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Engineering, and the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law. Scott has spoken at conferences or other events for many organizations including the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), Licensing Executives Society (LES), American Bar Association (ABA), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and the Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) among others.

Prior to joining Stout, Scott was a Senior Director at FTI Consulting and also a Manager at Deloitte.

Select Publications

  • Financier Worldwide Magazine January 2016

    Q&A: Creating value through IP asset management and valuation
  • Trusts & Estates December 2015

    Valuing Intellectual Property for Estate-Planning Purposes
  • Landslide, a Publication of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law September 2015

    The Attorney’s Role in Assisting Clients with Patent Valuation
  • Business and Litigation Issues Section of the IPO Law Journal October 2013

    Intellectual Property Valuation
  • Just Resolutions E-News, Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association May 2013

    New ADR Process Facilitates Call for Refined Use of Damages Experts in Patent Litigation by Judges Rader and Posner In Order To Resolve Patent Conflicts
  • Global Intellectual Property Asset Management Report April 2008

    Maximizing the Value of Intellectual Property: Assessing and Improving Intellectual Property Management Practices Across the Entire Intellectual Property Lifecycle
  • Financial Aspects of Intellectual Property blog March 2007

    The Challenge of Creating Innovation Networks
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers 2004 Annual meeting July 2004

    Enhancing Technology Transfer Programs at Our Nation’s Universities: Turning Government Funds into New Sources of Revenue

Select Presentations and Speeches

  • Licensing Executives Society (LES) Webinar

    Trade Secrets and Know-How: Unique Valuation Issues
  • Clear Law Institute Webinar

    Valuation of Intellectual Property
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES) Professional Development Seminar

    Advanced Intellectual Property Valuation and Negotiation
  • State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Spring Seminar

    Valuation of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets: An Orientation to Intellectual Property Appraisal
  • DePaul University College of Law’s Annual Health & IP Law Symposium

    Telehealth: Intellectual Property Valuation for Growth and Funding
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Mid-Winter Institute

    Use/Misuse of Patent Purchase Price in Patent Infringement Damages Analysis
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association’s (IPO) Licensing Committee

    Valuation for Intellectual Property Licensing
  • IAM’s Patent Law and Policy 2016 conference

    Outlining a Patent Policy for the New Administration
  • Stout 2016 Intellectual Property Boot Camp

    Numbers Are Your Friends: Exploring the Intersection of IP Valuation and Damages
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association’s (IPO) Damages and Injunctions Committee

    The Use of Valuation Concepts in Patent Damages: The Multimillion Dollar Question
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES) Webinar

    Internet of Things: Protecting and Profiting From Your Company’s Knowledge Assets and IoT Innovations
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation Sound Advice

    Valuing the Right of Publicity
  • Licensing Executives Society's LES University

    Intellectual Property Valuation
  • Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP Continuing Legal Education Seminar

    Insights into IP Issues Associated with Mergers & Acquisitions and Social Media
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES) Spring PanAm Meeting

    Oil & Gas v. Life Sciences: A Comparison of IP Valuation and Licensing Best Practices Across Industries
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association’s (IPO) Corporate IP Management Committee

    Valuation of Trade Secrets and Know-How
  • Limited Partners of a patent investment firm

    Contemporary Issues Affecting Patent Value
  • 2nd Annual Stout Intellectual Property Symposium

    Let’s Make a Deal! Strategy, Due Diligence, and Valuation Considerations for Patent Transactions
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Landslide Webinar Series

    Will My Patent Make Cents? How Courts and the USPTO Affect Patent Portfolio Value

Interviews and Media Mentions