Scott Burt

Chief IP Officer at Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc

Scott Burt is chief IP officer, senior vice president and general counsel at Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc, a global IP management company known for its principled approach to patent licensing. With a portfolio of thousands of patents and patent applications under management, Conversant has special expertise in semiconductors and communications technology.

Mr Burt leads Conversant’s legal professionals, including the corporate counsel and secretary functions, litigation and patent prosecution department. He oversees the overall business objectives of any matter and keeps the legal issues within that business context. He also leads the company’s public policy and government relations initiatives. He actively participates in patent licensing negotiations and patent acquisitions. As a regular participant in patent licensing negotiations, Mr Burt understands Conversant’s responsibility to be involved in the conversation about the principles underlying responsible patent licensing. He joined Conversant in 2012 and was appointed to his current role in 2014.

Before joining Conversant, Mr Burt spent 21 years at Jones Day, a world-leading IP firm. There, he led a diverse practice focused on complex litigation, IP counselling and IP transactions.

Mr Burt holds a JD from the University of Denver and a BA in mathematics with computer science from the University of Colorado. He is a member of the Illinois, Texas and Colorado Bars.

IAM says

Scott Burt is “brilliant at untangling US policy issues relating to intellectual property” and “demonstrates consistently sound business judgement”. The “seasoned IP expert and lobbyist” plays a “fundamental role in creating best practices for the licensing industry”.

Professional associations

  • IPO
  • LES


  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

Firm details

Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc
5601 Granite Parkway
Suite 1300
Plano TX 75024
United States

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