Ian G. Paquette

Ian Paquette

Ian Paquette’s practice focuses on patent litigation in district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Ian has experience in a wide range of technologies, including 3D optical scanners, wireless charging, robotic automated storage and retrieval systems, oilfield technology, medical devices, and wireless earbuds. He has prepared motions, discovery requests, discovery responses, pre-trial and post-trial briefs, and petitions and patent owner responses in inter partes reviews. Ian has also conducted due diligence and analyzed patents, prior art, and legal precedent in support of patent litigations and licensing negotiations.

Ian brings experience with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to his litigation practice. Prior to and throughout law school, Ian worked as a patent examiner at the USPTO, including as a primary examiner, examining applications related to valves and complex fluid-handling systems. After graduating cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, he worked as an IP attorney for a global law firm, where, in addition to his litigation practice, he helped pro bono clients in landlord-tenant disputes and asylum cases.


Government Experience

  • Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2011 – 2019



  • J.D. cum laude Georgetown University Law Center 2019
    • Member, Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Maryland 2010

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office