Frank M. Scutch
Scutch Law, PLC
146 Monroe Center N.W.; Suite 604
Attorney at Law
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Frank M. Scutch is a patent attorney at Scutch Law, PLC, focusing his practice primarily in the areas of electrical, electro-mechanical, mechanical, and software-related inventions.
Mr. Scutch counsels clients on a variety of intellectual property law matters, including licensing and technology agreements, litigation, patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, intellectual property rights and protection, portfolio management, development contract preparation and negotiation, infringement and validity studies and opinions, as well as outside counsel management.
Prior to founding Scutch Law, PLC, Mr. Scutch served as a patent attorney at Barnes & Thornburg, LLP and Price Heneveld LLP. In addition, Mr. Scutch served as senior IP counsel for Motorola, Inc., and as a patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University School of Law in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Scutch is currently a legal advisor at Start Garden, LLC in Grand Rapids, MI where he counsels start-up clients on a variety of IP matters.
Mr. Scutch earned his J.D. from Western Michigan University's Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1992, where he served as a staff writer for the Michigan Opinion Notes. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Wilkes University in 1983.
Mr. Scutch is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Grand Rapids Bar Association, the State Bar Associations for Michigan and Florida, as well as the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association.
Mr. Scutch is Martindale Hubble AV- Preeminent rated and was voted Best Lawyers in America since 2013. He is admitted to practice in the states of Michigan and Florida, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Other Court Admissions
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Federal District Court for the Western District of Michigan
- Federal District Court for theSouthern District of Florida
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- J.D., Western Michigan University, Cooley Law School, 1993
- BSEE., Wilkes University, 1983