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Priya Sinha Cloutier focuses her practice on the procurement and enforcement of domestic and international patents, trademarks and copyrights. Her experience includes various technical areas such as aerospace, hybrid and electrical engines, architecture and construction, medical devices, agriculture, food, and energy systems.



Priya devotes much of her time to managing and coordinating global patent portfolios of various clients, both domestic and international companies, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She also counsels clients in avoiding infringement of patents of others and frequently opines with regard to the infringement and/or validity of individual patents, or advises as to a strategy for avoiding the patent portfolios of others. In addition, she is certified by the National Association of Patent Practitioners and currently serves as chair of the association’s Government Affairs Committee.


Languages spoken: Hindi

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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 50%
    10 years
  2. Licensing: 15%
  3. Copyright: 10%
  4. Trademark Application: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
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  • Billie Renee Morelli

    I wholeheartedly recommend Priya to my clients who seek small-business patent/invention assistance. Her patent application skills are top notch and she understands the special needs of the small business entrepreneur.


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1420 5th Avenue, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA, 98101


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
IP Attorney/Patent AttorneyCloutier Global2015 - Present
Counsel to the FirmLane Powell PC2013 - 2015
Special Counsel to the FirmKarr Tuttle Campbell2009 - 2013
Founding MemberCloutier & Engle PLLC2006 - 2009
AttorneyConnecticut Legal Services1997 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationCo-chair, Diversity Recruitment Subcommittee2012 - Present
Washington Women LawyersMember2007 - Present
Washington State Patent Law AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember2006 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
National Association of Patent PractitionersChair, Government Affairs Committee2013 - 2016
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1998 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rani Sikand v. Patricia Wilson-Coker, Commissioner of Social Services.N/A
Raymond v. Rowland and Wilson-CokerN/A
Karen L. v. Wilson-CokerN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sikand v. Wilson-CokerChallenge to failure of state to compensate for non-emergency transportation to a private psychologist for a destitute Medicaid recipient2004
Raymond v. Rowland and Wilson-CokerADA Title II claim against Connecticut's welfare agency for its failure to identify and accommodate disabled applicants and beneficiaries, allowing them to obtain and maintain subsistence cash, food and medical benefits2004
Karen L. v. Wilson-CokerDue Process claim against Medicaid providers challenging their failure to provide adequate notice to Medicaid beneficiaries when medical coverage was denied2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of New MexicoNuclear EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1990
University of ConnecticutGraduate Work In MathematicsN/AN/A
Idaho State UniversityGraduate Work In Nuclear EngineeringN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Diversity ConferenceMinority Women Lawyers in the Workplace2007
Intellectual Property and Small BusinessProtecting Intellectual Property To Grow Small Business2007
Copyright and the ArtistIntellectual Property Law for Artists2007
Training on how to conduct an administrative hearingTaught Lawyers and Paralegals how to conduct administrative hearings2004
Training for Legal Services AttorneysMedicaid2003