Scott J. Fields, 47, an attorney who specialized in intellectual property law, died April 23 at his home in Maple Glen.
Fields earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Pennsylvania State University; a bachelor's degree in engineering from Temple University; and a law degree from George Washington University.
In 2004, Fields founded National I.P. Rights Center in Blue Bell. He filed Internet and business method patents for clients representing Internet service providers; prepared agreements in all areas of Internet and electronic commerce; and litigated trademark and service mark disputes.
Before establishing his own firm, he had been a partner with the firms of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel; Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers; and Synnestvedt & Lechner in Philadelphia.
In addition, Fields headed two Internet start-ups; was legal editor for Patent Cafe Inc.; and served as counsel to the Office of Unfair Import Investigations of the U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington.
He is survived by his wife, the former Joanne Wellikson; mother Janet Zundell Fields; daughter Brittany Fields; and son Fredric Fields.