Scott SmileyAdjunct Professor of Law
EducationBSEE, Florida Atlantic University, 1995
J.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2003
In addition to serving as the Adjunct Professor of Patent Law at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Scott Smiley practices law at his firm, The Concept Law Group, P.A., where he concentrates his practice on Patent and Trademark law. Scott is a Registered Patent Attorney and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering. Before entering the field of law, Mr. Smiley designed antenna and communication systems for military and commercial aircraft and magnetic components for a broad range of electronic applications. Mr. Smiley also served as an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at a local South Florida college.
Mr. Smiley was part of a team that litigated a three-year-long patent infringement case against The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., where they successfully proved that The Home Depot engaged in willful patent infringement. In 2010, after a nearly month-long trial that made news across the nation, the jury awarded the client $15 million in actual damages. To that, the Court added an additional $3 million in punitive damages, $2.8 million in attorneys' fees, $3.1 million in prejudgment interest, and over $300k in costs, for a total award of almost $25 million.
For the past three years, Scott has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Florida's Rising Stars (limited to top 2.5% of Florida's attorneys), was named as one of United States' 2011 Top Patent Prosecuters, and was honored in 2009 by being named by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida's Legal Elite (limited to top 2% of Florida's attorneys).
Scott graduated from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, in 2003. During law school, he served as Chief Advocate of Moot Court, Asst. Tech. Editor of the Journal of International and Comparative Law, Student Justice of the Honor Court, Student Prosecutor of the Honor Court, Student Defender of the Honor Court, Winner of Best Brief and Semi-Finalist for Oral Arguments at the E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition, and was granted membership in the National Order of Barristers for “Exhibiting Excellence in Courtroom Advocacy.”