Scott Wilsdon

Scott Wilsdon has acted as national litigation counsel for technology and entertainment clients, including Fortune 100 companies, in intellectual property cases in courts across the country.  He has represented clients in matters involving copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair business practices.  Closer to home, Scott’s practice has included representing software and media companies, as well as individual authors, artists, musicians and producers. 


Scott also represents clients in a broad range of commercial matters, including business litigation, contract and licensing negotiations, employment disputes, and responding to federal and state government investigations.  Scott regularly advises clients on business and regulatory matters.

Scott is nationally recognized in the field of intellectual property protection and litigation.  He has been named a Super Lawyer in Washington, has been interviewed for and quoted in major news publications, including The Atlantic, and has been profiled in leading legal publications.  Scott frequently lectures on copyright and technology related legal issues, and serves as a private mediator and, by court appointment, as a special master.

Scott is admitted to the bar in Washington and California.  


University of California, Hastings 

J.D., 1988, magna cum laude


Stanford University 

B.A., 1982, with distinction


Hon. Thomas S. Zilly,

U.S. District Court, W.D. Wash., 1989-1991


Yarmuth Wilsdon PLLC


Culp, Guterson & Grader


Morrison & Foerster


Representative Engagements

Getty Images

Lead counsel in multiple cases involving copyright infringement and theft of digital assets.


Lead counsel and co-counsel in multiple cases involving corporate espionage, satellite signal theft and computer chip piracy in North and South America.

National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative

Lead counsel to trade association in multiple satellite signal theft and piracy-related cases.

AT&T Sports Networks

Lead counsel to regional sports broadcast company in copyright and contract matters.

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)

Represented film industry group in copyright infringement cases.

Foreign Media and Broadcast Companies

Represented numerous foreign media and broadcast companies, including DIRECTV Latin America, British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), SKY Mexico, STAR (Hong Kong) and STAR (India), in copyright infringement and piracy-related matters.


Lead counsel in multiple cases involving satellite signal theft, account fraud, commercial misuse and unauthorized computer access in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

Lead counsel in developing pre-litigation strategy for music industry group relating to illegal file sharing; co-counsel in representing member record companies in copyright infringement cases.

Record and Film Producers

Represented producer Alan Douglas in multiple engagements, including litigation, involving the Jimi Hendrix music and film properties.


Local counsel in copyright and patent cases.

Microsoft Corp.

Lead counsel in multiple copyright infringement and trademark cases in the United States and Canada.

Photographers, Music and Visual Artists

Represented the owners of the Janis Joplin music properties in copyright and anti-trust matters; regularly represents photographers, music and visual artists in business and litigation matters, including disputes over copyright ownership and attribution.