In his role as Vice President, Patent Intelligence Services Ian provides strategic direction and leadership to a team of highly specialized engineers, analysts and customer service professionals dedicated to providing Intellectual Property (IP) Groups and Law Firms with the ability to get maximum value from their patent portfolios. 

He is passionate about leveraging Chipworks’ deep patent knowledge, market understanding and advanced in-house technology analysis capabilities to provide highly customized IP solutions. Clients from around the world trust Ian and his team to achieve favourable outcomes in licensing negotiation and litigation, grow their licensing programs, and make sound patent acquisition decisions.   

Ian has excelled in a variety of progressively senior roles at Chipworks over the last decade, most notably in the areas of sales and business development. He has been instrumental in helping the company expand its scope of operations and deliver a growing portfolio of innovative patent services to new markets worldwide. 

A veteran of the technology sector Ian brings over 20 years of executive experience in sales, marketing and business development to Chipworks. Prior to Chipworks  Ian worked at FCI/TracNet, G&A Imaging and Corel Corporation where he held executive level sales and marketing positions. In these roles, he oversaw all aspects of sales and marketing, successfully raised millions in venture capital and introduced new products and services while establishing international distribution channels.

Ian holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario. In his spare time, Ian enjoys golf, hockey and music and continues to coach minor hockey.