Ian Brooks > McDermott Will & Emery LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

McDermott Will & Emery LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20001-1531
United States
Ian Brooks photo

Work Department

Intellectual Property Litigation


Partner Ian Brooks is a highly skilled intellectual property litigator. His practice focuses on patent litigation at the US International Trade Commission (ITC), the District Courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Ian has substantial experience litigating patent disputes through trial.

His practice focuses on patent enforcement and defense in a broad range of technologies, including technologies relating to diesel-engine, cellular telephones, mechanical devices, home automation, non-volatile memory, web services, video coding and standards-essential technologies.

For further details of Ian’s biography, please view McDermott website:


Ian earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in electrical engineering. Before becoming a lawyer, Ian worked as a senior electronics engineer developing missile launching systems for a global aerospace, defense, security and advanced technologies company.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

McDermott Will & Emery LLP specializes in the life sciences and technology sectors. Recent standout examples include the representation of 23andMe in a patent and trademark infringement suit against competitor Ancestry.com regarding patents on relatedness identification through DNA analysis; that matter was led by Silicon Valley duo William Gaede and Bhanu Sadasivan. In Washington DC, practice head Nicole JantziPaul Schoenhard and Ian Brooks secured a PTAB victory for Contour IP Holding in proceedings against GoPro, which had challenged camera patents and filed for appeal after being defeated in first instance. ZTE, Sandoz and Amgen are also clients. The team has recently seen a number of departures: Natalie BennettChristopher BrightJeffrey GarganoHersh MehtaKevin ShortsleKrista Vink Venegas and Brent Hawkins joined Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPEric Hagen joined DLA Piper LLP (US); and Rita Yoon left for Jones Day.