Ian M.
Wasser, Ph.D.


Ian Wasser manages portions of patent portfolios for individuals and companies in their varied invention endeavors. Ian practices on all stages of patent prosecution, including both domestic and foreign patent applications. Additionally, Ian prepares invalidity and clearance opinions, provides litigation support for complex technical disputes and evaluates solutions for designing around patents. His clients operate in a range of industries, such as materials and coatings, plastics, turbines, diapers and diaper manufacturing, medical devices and chemical technologies. Ian also works on legal issues related to copyrights, internet domain names and trademarks.

Before joining Sutherland as an associate, he participated in the firm’s 2008 Summer Associate Program. During law school, Ian was a judicial intern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Frances H. Stacy of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas. Ian also spent time as a Patent engineer while in law school.

Awards and Rankings

University of Houston Law Center Dean’s Scholarship

Roseman Achievement Award for Excellence in Research while pursuing a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University

Professional Activities

Member, American Bar Association
Member, Patent Committee, Intellectual Property Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Young Lawyers Division, State Bar of Georgia
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, American Chemical Society
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Green Technology Innovation Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association
Member, Atlanta IP Inn of Court
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, Chief Articles Editor, Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.A., Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.S., Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Michigan
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Our Story

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a law firm helping the Fortune 100, industry leaders, sector innovators and business entrepreneurs solve their biggest challenges and reach their business goals. Dedicated to unfaltering excellence in client service, we are known for our business savvy and industry intelligence, providing creative and custom solutions for each of our clients. Industry and business experience makes the difference for our clients.

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