Registered Patent Attorney
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Ian C. Barras, a partner with the firm, joined the firm in 2006 and practices primarily intellectual property law. He is a Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and his practice is devoted to obtaining, licensing, and enforcing all manner of intellectual property rights. His primary practice areas are patents, trademarks, computers and software, trade secrets, copyrights, and unfair competition. Mr. Barras’ experience includes preparing and prosecuting patents in the electronic arts, software arts, web-based delivery arts, and mechanical arts; representing clients in patent, copyright and trademark infringement litigation; preparing patent infringement, validity and novelty opinions; advising clients on trademark and copyright policing and enforcement issues; representing clients in domain name disputes, including UDRP proceedings; and, negotiating and preparing licensing agreements, patent assignments, and other types of intellectual property agreements.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Barras was a research and development project manager for Entergy Corporation, where he 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. Mr. Barras later worked for Entergy Corporation as a senior power distribution engineer.

Year Admitted to Practice

2007

Education

Tulane University (B.S. in Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude with departmental honors, 1999; M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2002); Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, (J.D., summa cum laude, 2006).

Affiliations

Registered Patent Attorney with United States Patent and Trademark Office; Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Section), Federal Bar Association and New Orleans Bar Association; Member, Louisiana Technology Council; Tau Beta Pi; Eta Kappa Nu. President, Ursuline Academy Dads' Club, 2010-2012; Treasurer, Louisiana State Bar Association – Intellectual Property Section, 2015.

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

All Louisiana state courts; United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Honors

Member, Loyola Law Review; Loyola School of Law William L. Crowe, Sr. Scholar; 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.

Extra Area

AV® Preeminent™
Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubbell 2013

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