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Ian David Gates

Ian David Gates

Practice areas:

Intellectual Property, Patent Application, Trademark Application

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About Me

Initial consultations are always free, and if you are local (or at least fairly local) to the Portland area, I am happy to come to you. I enjoy seeing where the creativity takes place and getting a good sense of my clients’ businesses beyond just their intellectual property. That said, we represent clients from around the country, some of which we have never met in person, and we like to think we know them pretty well, regardless.

Have a question about intellectual property law? Give me a call or message me. I am always happy to engage in discussions about intellectual property. It is very important that our clients understand intellectual property and where our advice is coming from, so that they are the ones making the business decisions.

I enjoy working closely with clients and really feeling like a member of a team. My easy-going attitude together with my technical aptitude and legal expertise enable me to provide quality intellectual property counsel on multiple levels—from simple advice to complex portfolio strategy. I take pride in my work and especially enjoy coming up with creative ways of claiming inventions that will provide broad protection for my clients. I also enjoy advising clients on the selection and use of trademarks, as I recognize the importance of strong branding in today’s marketplace.

I am a member of both the Oregon and California State Bars, and I am a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. Intellectual Property: 34%
    10 years
  2. Trademark Application: 33%
    5 years
  3. Patent Application: 33%
    5 years

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Robert Stanley Milesnick

    I endorse this lawyer. Ian is an excellent attorney with a sharp legal mind who is passionate about his practice.

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    Robert Milesnick Employment & Labor Attorney
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  • Thomas J Romano

    I worked for several years with Ian. Ian is a good communicator, with a strong blend of technical and legal knowledge, making him a very skilled IP advocate.

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    Thomas Romano Intellectual Property Attorney
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Contact Info

1000 SW Broadway
Suite 1555
Portland, OR, 97205

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200605/20/2015
ORActive200507/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Cornelius Honor SocietyLewis & Clark Law School2005
First Prize - Annual Chili Cook-OffLewis & Clark Law School2004
Moot Court Honor BoardLewis & Clark Law School2004
Outstanding Appellate BriefLewis & Clark Law School2003
Outstanding Oral AdvocateLewis & Clark Law School2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Board DirectorLanguage Hunters2011 - 2014
Guest Lecturer on Intellectual PropertyPortland Community College2009 - 2013
Intellectual Property AttorneyDASCENZO Intellectual Property Law, P.C.2008 - Present
Intellectual Property AttorneyKolisch Hartwell, P.C.2005 - 2008
Mechanical Test EngineerFreightliner, LLC1998 - 2000
Manufacturing Engineering InternApplied Materials, Inc.1997 - 1997

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lewis & Clark Coll Northwestern SOLIntellectual Property LawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of TexasMechanical EngieeringBS - Bachelor of Science1997