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New associates: Step one — develop your skills

Many of you recently passed the state bar exam and were sworn in to practice law within the last couple of months. Now it is […]

Nov 2, 2020  •  Continue reading >

What I Learned In My 7 Months of Practice

At the time I sit down to write this article, I have been a practicing attorney for a whole seven months. I have learned a […]

May 27, 2020  •  Continue reading >

Scott J. Collins Joins The Villages of Indiana Young Professionals Advisory Board

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to announce Scott J. Collins membership in The Villages Young Professional Advisory Board. Mr. Collins joins a group of young professionals […]

Feb 19, 2020  •  Continue reading >

The Firm Welcomes Scott J. Collins, M.S. Biology  

Woodard Emhardt is pleased to announce that Scott J. Collins has joined the Firm as an associate. Since 2018, Mr. Collins has worked as a […]

Oct 2, 2019  •  Continue reading >

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Scott J. Collins


Scott concentrates his practice on all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. Prior to joining Woodard, Scott gained valuable experience working for a startup software company conducting corporate and intellectual property legal research to determine the how to best protect the company’s IP assets. He also worked for a major pharmaceutical company conducting patent landscaping research and meeting with scientists to determine patentability of their work. While pursuing his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biology, Scott was a biology lab instructor and, as an assistant in an ecology and evolution lab, led lab projects and instructed students. During his time at McKinney, Scott was a member of Moot Court and the Phi Delta Phi Wilkie Inn legal honor society.


  • Indiana University
    B.S. Biology, B.A. History, 2014
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    M.S. Biology, 2016
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
    J.D., cum laude , 2019

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2019
  • Indiana, 2019

Professional Associations

Indianapolis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division


  • “New Associates: Step one – develop your skills,” The Indiana Lawyer, October 28, 2020.
  • “What I learned in my First 7 Months of Practice,” The Indiana Lawyer, May 27, 2020.
  • The impact of global environmental changes on an exotic invasive species, Slliaria petiolata (garlic mustard), Purdue University, Biological Sciences, 2016.
  • Civic & Community Involvement

    • Indiana Academy of Science
    • Member, The Villages of Indiana Young Professional Advisory Board, 2020
    • Member, The Penrod Society, 2020
    • Zionsville West Middle School, Former Assistant Football Coach
    • Middle School Athlete Tutoring Program, Founder and Tutor
    • Twin Lakes Recreational Center, Basketball Coach