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Ian M. Harrier

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  • Southfield

    t. +1.248.784.5059

    f. +1.248.784.5005

Biography

Ian Harrier is a patent attorney who works closely with clients of all sizes to develop intellectual property solutions tailored to their business needs. Ian focuses on maximizing the value of clients’ intellectual property by strategically protecting and leveraging their rights in inventions, trade secrets, and trademarks. His experience in the chemical and mechanical arts allows him to provide sophisticated patent services to a wide array of clients, and his background in chemical research and development fuels his desire to work alongside inventors on complex inventions. Ian’s practice includes global patent procurement, opinion preparation, intellectual property due diligence, and patent portfolio management.

Education

  • Wayne State University Law School J.D. 2018
  • University of Notre Dame M.S. 2013 Organic Chemistry
  • Alma College B.S. 2010 Chemistry and Biochemistry

Admitted

  • Michigan
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Intellectual Property Law Section, Young Lawyers Section
  • American Bar Association
    Section of Intellectual Property Law, Section of Science & Technology Law, Young Lawyers Division
  • Detroit Bar Association

Experience

  • Preparing provisional, non-provisional, and PCT patent applications across a wide variety of chemical, biological, biomedical, and mechanical technologies
  • Prosecuting patent applications in the United States and in foreign countries
  • Conducting patentability, clearance/freedom-to-operate (FTO), and invalidity investigations and preparing related opinions
  • Performing IP due diligence, including product-focused claim analyses, product clearance, and enforceability studies

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