Alistair Chan

Alistair Chan is a leading Intellectual Property Attorney with over 20 years of experience advising clients of all sizes from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Alistair is a highly knowledgeable patent attorney and manager with a PhD in Aerospace Engineering focused on advanced control systems and artificial intelligence. Prior to his position of Counsel with Clements Bernard Walker, Alistair spent more than 12 years as a Patent Counsel with the Invention Science Fund, a division of Intellectual Ventures, where he was responsible for developing, managing, and commercializing a large patent portfolio through startups and licensing. Before that he was a patent attorney in both a prominent large national firm and a small IP boutique firm. Alistair is experienced in providing advice on intellectual property rights and offering representation to clients on all matters related to invention protection, driving ideation, IP strategy, and IP management as well as patent licensing for revenue and for supporting spin-out companies. He is skilled in patent preparation and prosecution in the high technology, electronic, computer software, and mechanical arts. Alistair worked directly with 5 of the 10 most prolific American inventors of all time and is also a named inventor on more than 150 patents.


B.S., in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin.
Ph.D. & M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.


WA, MN before the USPTO

Other Pursuits

Mr. Chan enjoys outdoors activities including cycling, golf, basketball, and hiking.

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