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Ian Clouse


222 South Main Street, Suite 2200, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Ian is a patent attorney with a focus on preparing and prosecuting patent applications within the electrical and mechanical arts.

He provides support to clients across the telecommunications, electronics, home automation, semiconductor fields, and hunting equipment. He has worked on various medical device technologies including orthopedic implants and hospital beds, power tools, turbine engines, vehicle-based systems, acoustic control systems, semantic reasoning, controller technologies, enclosure technologies, and mixed-sample gene analysis.

In addition to his prosecution experience, Ian counsels clients on patent infringement and validity analysis, non-infringement/invalidity opinions, freedom-to-operate opinions, and product design.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Ian was a patent attorney for Barnes & Thornburg LLP. He also did patent work at BioFire Diagnostics, Berry Plastics, Crane Naval Warfare Center, and held a research position in the Engineering Department at BYU.



 Orthopedic implants, surgical instruments, memory devices, optical devices, wireless communication systems, home automation systems, hunting equipment, nano-structures, techniques of implementing semantic reasoning, acoustic controls, power-management for circuits, software solutions to various problems, data storage devices, communication systems, standards-based technologies, virtual reality systems, pest control, DNA analysis, vehicle systems, power tools, gas turbine engines, and hospital equipment.

Preparation and Prosecution

  • Domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution 
  • Standards-related patents
Opinions and Counseling

  • Patent infringement and validity analysis
  • Non-infringement/invalidity opinions
  • Product design counseling
Patent Licensing and Due Diligence

  • Strategic patent acquisitions
  • Product clearances
  • IP due diligence


Bar Admissions


  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Up & Coming, 2020
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Intellectual Property Law, 2022

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