Ian C. Barras joined IP Law Consulting in August of 2018 with over 12 years of experience obtaining, licensing, and enforcing all manner of intellectual property rights, as well as defending against claims of intellectual property infringement or misappropriation. Ian also has extensive experience handling general commercial litigation, business, and corporate matters.
Ian is a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has experience preparing and prosecuting patents in the electronic arts, software and computer arts, web-based delivery arts, and mechanical arts, including post-grant proceedings such as reexamination and IPR. His portfolio also includes preparing patent infringement, validity and novelty opinions, and advising clients on intellectual property policing and enforcement options.
Ian graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, where he served as a member of the Loyola Law Review. Ian received both his Bachelors and Masters in Electrical Engineering from Tulane University. Prior to practicing law, Ian worked for Entergy Corp. for over 7 years as a distribution planning engineer and as a research and development project manager.