Eleanor M. Musick

(858) 724-2450

Eleanor M. Musick is a founding partner of Musick Davison LLP.  Her intellectual property law practice focuses on patent and trademark prosecution, IP counseling and licensing.


In more than 30 years in practice, Eleanor has prosecuted hundreds of patent applications spanning a wide range of technical fields including bioinformatics and biomarker discovery, artificial intelligence and data mining, medical devices and diagnostics, robotic systems and laboratory instrumentation, nanotechnology, statistical signal and image processing, wireless and optical communications, bar code readers, advanced engineering materials (superconductors, semiconductors, magnetoresistance), oceanography and geophysics, lighting fixtures, sports gear, and mechanical devices.


Eleanor has litigated patent, trademark and copyright infringement matters in federal courts, at both the district and appellate levels.  Decisions in several of these cases were published in official court reporters.


Prior to founding Musick Davison, Eleanor was a partner in the intellectual property practice group of a San Diego business law firm for more than 10 years.  She was of counsel for three years with a large Atlanta-based national law firm.   Eleanor began her legal career in 1989 with a small San Diego intellectual property boutique, where she spent over 11 years, rising from associate to partner, while working in all aspects of intellectual property law.


Eleanor received a J.D. with Scholastic Merit from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, where she was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court.


Prior to embarking on her legal career, Eleanor worked for nine years as a semiconductor process engineer with a large computer systems company.  She was also an instrumentation scientist working on development of a laser measurement system to improve combustion efficiency in large turbine engines.


Eleanor earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics with a specialization in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego.  She did graduate studies in Electrical Engineering, focusing on solid state devices, electro-optics and optical communications, at San Diego State University.  More recently, Eleanor studied drug discovery and development as part of a professional certificate program through the University of California, San Diego Extension.



  • Twenty-six years of patent and trademark prosecution

  • Patent, trademark and copyright infringement litigation

  • IP licensing

  • IP counseling, including patent portfolio strategy and management



Co-author:  Superconductivity and Relative Phase Stability in 1:2:2 Ternary Transition Metal Silicides and Germanides,  Solid State Communications, Vol. 52, No. 9, 1984.


Bar Memberships

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • State Bar of California

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California


Example Technical Fields

  • Bioinformatics

  • Nanotechnology

  • Biomarker discovery

  • Artificial intelligence and pattern recognition

  • Statistical signal processing and image reconstruction

  • Medical devices and diagnostics

  • Superconductors and semiconductors

  • Electro-optics and optical communications

  • Wireless communications

  • Robotics and laboratory instrumentation

  • Geophysics and oceanography

  • Sporting goods

  • Industrial machining and cutting tools

  • Lighting fixtures

  • Mechanical devices

Scott H. Davison

(858) 724-2450
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Scott Davison is a founding partner of Musick Davison LLP and focuses exclusively on intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  


With more than 17 years of experience, Scott has prosecuted patents in numerous technology fields, including software, medical devices, bioinformatics, telecommunications, networking, semiconductors, engines, materials science, signal processing, imaging, optics, consumer electronics and mobile devices.


In addition to his patent experience, Scott has worked on hundreds of U.S. and international trademark applications covering individual marks and large portfolios.


Prior to founding Musick Davison, Scott was senior counsel in the intellectual property practice group of a San Diego business law firm for four years. He worked as an associate for over four years with a major Washington, D.C.-based IP firm. Scott began his legal career with a small Los Angeles area intellectual property boutique, where he spent nearly five years handling all aspects of patent prosecution and related work covering a wide range of technologies.


Scott has counseled individuals, startups, universities and publicly-traded corporations on matters including patent and trademark portfolio strategy and development, infringement risks, diligence reviews, clearance and validity opinions.


Scott received his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law and his B.S. in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University.  He resides in Carlsbad with his wife and son.


Bar Memberships:

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office

  • California



Influencing NIH Policy over Embryonic Stem-Cell Research: An

Administrative Tug-of-War between Congress and the President, 22 J. NAT’L ASS’N ADMIN L. JUDGES 405 (2002).


Example Technical Fields

  • Bioinformatics

  • Artificial intelligence and pattern recognition

  • Software and networking

  • Statistical signal processing and image reconstruction

  • Medical devices, imaging and diagnostics

  • Optical communications

  • Wireless communications

  • Sporting goods and toys

  • Personal cooling garments

  • Mechanical devices



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Eleanor M. Musick

Partner (858) 724-2450