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.