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Scott M. Martin

Executive Vice-President of IP and Associate General Counsel, Paramount Pictures, Hollywood

Scott Martin is Executive Vice-President of Intellectual Property at Paramount Pictures Corporation in Hollywood, where he is responsible for rights acquisition issues, copyright and trademark clearances and registrations, content protection strategy, rights enforcement and litigations, and intellectual property policy.

Scott served as production counsel for numerous motion pictures and has worked on films including Forrest Gump, Mission: Impossible, The Truman Show, Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds, Paranormal Activity, and Up in the Air.

Prior to joining Paramount Pictures in 1992, he was in private practice in New York City.

Scott has taught at Columbia University School of Law as an Associate in Law and at the University of Southern California School of Law and the University of Southern California School of Music as an adjunct professor. He has served on behalf of the U.S. State Department as a copyright law consultant in Estonia, Indonesia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, and Lithuania.

He holds undergraduate degrees from Skidmore College and the Université de Paris (L’Institut d'Études Politiques), a Masters Degree in International Relations from American University, a J.D. degree from American University, and an LL.M. degree from Columbia University.

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