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Represented numerous plaintiffs and defendants in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board cancellation and opposition proceedings, securing denial of registrations and preventing denial of registrations. Ian has coordinated discovery and evidential phases of proceedings, prepared pre-trial motions, deposed witnesses, and drafted trial briefs.

Obtained judgment as a matter of law following jury trial in patent infringement lawsuit involving electronic pet containment and training systems. Ian ...

  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of Missouri, B.A. Biological Sciences, 2008
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • Eastern District of Tennessee
  • Sixth Circuit
  • Federal Circuit

American Intellectual Property Law Association
Tennessee Intellectual Property Law Association
Tennessee Bar Association
Knoxville Bar Association
The Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court

Selected for inclusion in Mid-South Rising Star, 2015-2016

Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Order of Barristers, Cunningham Excellence in Legal Writing Award, 2011

Merchant & Gould Intellectual Property Award, 2011

Tuneful or Tone Deaf?: Three lessons in brand enforcement and management gleaned from the headlines., Speaker, Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, October 14, 2020

Demonstrative Evidence Under the Rules: The Admissable and Inadmissable, Litigation Commentary & Review, co-authored with Allen Hinderaker, July 2015

“The Sky Could Be Falling:  Discussing Prometheus and its Implications on the Life Sciences Industry,” TIPLA Spring Conference, 2012

Comment, In the Wake of Therasense and Nisus Corp., How Can Patent Attorneys Defend Themselves Against Allegations of Inequitable Conduct, 78.2 Tenn. L. Rev. 485, 2011