Ian Pilgrim, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Portland Office



Ian is a patent agent in the firm’s Mechanical group, where his practice primarily relates to the preparation and prosecution of utility, design, and international patent applications.

Ian’s professional expertise spans various technologies, including medical devices, consumer products, aerospace components and manufacturing, machine tools, and semiconductor test equipment. In addition to preparing and prosecuting patent applications, Ian has extensive experience in performing patentability and prior art searches, conducting freedom-to-operate analyses, and assisting in the enforcement and defense of his clients’ patents. Prior to working in patent law, Ian earned his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Oregon, where his research investigated electron transport dynamics in semiconductor nanostructures at sub-Kelvin temperatures, as well as fractal analysis techniques. Ian enjoys applying his passion for precise communication and attention to detail in service to his clients.

Ian joined Klarquist as a patent agent in 2021.

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