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Ian Barras

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Intellectual Property Attorney
I am a Registered Patent Attorney, and my practice is devoted to obtaining, licensing, and enforcing all manner of intellectual property rights. My primary practice areas are patents, trademarks, computers and software, trade secrets, copyrights, data privacy and unfair competition. My experience includes preparing and prosecuting patents in the electronic arts, software arts, web-based delivery arts, biomedical and mechanical arts; representing clients in patent, copyright and trademark infringement litigation; preparing patent infringement, validity and novelty opinions; advising clients on intellectual property policing and enforcement issues; representing clients in domain name disputes, including UDRP proceedings; and, negotiating and preparing licensing agreements, assignments, nondisclosure and noncompetition agreements, and other types of intellectual property agreements.

In addition to our Intellectual Property Practice Group, my firm is a full-service firm representing clients throughout the Gulf Coast region in both litigation and transactional matters. We have offices in New Orleans and Pensacola.
Bio
I joined the firm in 2006 and practice primarily intellectual property law. I am a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and my practice is devoted to obtaining, licensing, and enforcing all manner of intellectual property rights.

Prior to joining the firm, I was a research and development project manager for Entergy Corporation, where I provided both technical and managerial oversight for millions of dollars in research projects, including projects with major universities such as M.I.T., Georgia Tech, and Tulane University. I later worked for Entergy Corporation as a senior power distribution engineer.
Practice Areas
 Legal Services  Negligence
 Commercial Law and Contracts  Online / Video Legal Consultation
 Commerical Litigation  Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks
 Contract Disputes  Personal Injury
 COVID-19-Related Legal Help
Certifications
 Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Education/Training
Loyola University New Orleans School of Law - J.D., Law, 2006

Graduated Summa cum Laude. Also received Loyola School of Law William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar (top 10%); Loyola School of Law Dean's Award; Louisiana State Bar Association Corporate and Business Law Award; the Warren E.W. Mouledoux Memorial Scholarship; the LaNasa-Greco Foundation Scholarship; Law Excellence Awards for Highest Grade in Federal Civil Procedure I, Business Organizations, Community Property, Law & Poverty and Copyright Law.

Activities and Societies: Loyola Law Review, American Bar Association (Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Science & Technology Sections), Federal Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi

Tulane University - M.S., Electrical Engineering, 2002

Activities and Societies: Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, IEEE (Power Engineering Society)

Tulane University - B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1999

Graduaged Magna cum Laude with Departmental Honors. Received: James A. Cronvich Award for Superior Performance in Laboratory Work in Electrical Engineering; I.E.E.E. Student Paper Contest, 2nd at Tulane, 1st at East Area; I.E.E.E. Tulane Student Branch Outstanding Member Award, 1998-99.

Activities and Societies: Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, IEEE, Tulane Engineering and Computer Science Honor Society
Memberships
Registered Patent Attorney with U.S. Patent & Trademark Office;
Member, Louisiana State Bar Assoc., American Bar Assoc. (Intellectual Property Section), Federal Bar Assoc. and New Orleans Bar Assoc.
Member, Louisiana Technology Council.
Member, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (I.E.E.E.); Tau Beta Pi; Eta Kappa Nu.
President, Ursuline Academy Dads' Club, 2010-2012.
Bar Admissions
Louisiana
Location
1100 Poydras St.
Suite 3100
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