Iain McIntyre

Iain A. McIntyre, J.D., Ph.D., is a partner at the Minneapolis law firm Carlson Caspers. He gained his doctorate in laser physics from The University of St. Andrews in Scotland. After working as a professional physicist in lasers and electro-optics for 10 years, he switched careers and has worked in patent law for over 25 years. He is experienced in patent prosecution, litigation, counseling, FTO, and due diligence analyses.

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How to write and submit a patent application

April 17, 2024
Part one of a two-part series on how to get a patent explains what to include in an application and offers advice on navigating the examination process.
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Lighting, light sources, cameras, and imaging technology feature heavily in this month’s Photonics IP Update

April 3, 2024
This roundup summarizes 52 photonics-related patent litigation and Patent Office procedures for March.
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Patents or trade secrets: Which is better to protect your intellectual property?

March 20, 2024
Examining the definitions and differences between the two helps clarify the factors that will help you choose the appropriate protection in various situations.