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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, memory systems, electronics, home automation, semiconductor fields, radiation mitigation technology, and outdoor equipment. He has experience working with various medical device technologies including orthopedic implants, 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 the intersection between industry standards and patents, patent infringement, validity analysis, non-infringement/invalidity opinions, and freedom-to-operate opinions.



 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


  • Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Intellectual Property, 2022
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™, Intellectual Property Law, 2022, 2023
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Up & Coming, 2020

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