Scott Hilton joined The Focal Point in 1996. With a background in architecture and experience in creating graphics and animation to support expert witness testimony, he was the perfect choice to head the animation side of the business. He is also the managing member of the firm. Scott has worked alongside the country’s top trial lawyers on over a hundred trials, many of them involving Fortune 500 companies (Allstate, Boeing, GM, Intel, International Paper, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, and Verizon). He was twice featured as a lecturer at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Conference, and was named National Consultant on Computer Graphics by the AIA’s Computer-Aided Practice Professional Interest Area (CAP/PIA). Recently, Scott and a group of his TFP colleagues became project partners with Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) to explore new ways of bringing design thinking to the courtroom.
Specializing in Intellectual Property litigation over the past decade has allowed Scott to oversee the graphics and strategy portions for some of the largest IP trials in the most popular jurisdictions. Notable casework includes: trade secret cases on behalf of TSMC and Zynga; trademark infringement cases on behalf of Ask.com and Solidworks; and patent infringement cases for Trading Technologies, Cricket Communications and Monolithic Power. Scott’s work has brought him to courtrooms in East Texas, Illinois, Delaware, the International Trade Commission, and all over California.
Scott holds a BA in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and in his spare time enjoys sports of all kinds, tinkering with electronic gadgets, and traveling with his family. He lives in northern California with his wife, Jessica, and their two children.
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” (John Wooden)