Mike McLean - TechInsights

Senior Vice President, IP Services - TechInsights

Mike McLean, senior vice president, IP services at TechInsights, leads a group of patent professionals who help technology organisations to make effective decisions about IP investments and maximise the returns on those investments. Key to this effort is implementing a lifecycle-based approach to the protection, management and utilisation of patent rights.

TechInsights’ approach to the IP lifecycle leverages the world’s most comprehensive technical body of knowledge gained from over a quarter-century of reverse engineering excellence in semiconductors, electronics and software. An interdisciplinary, in-house engineering team, experienced in mapping technology to patent claims and understanding cross-market applicability, specialises in uncovering and supporting patent value for TechInsights’ clients.

Mr McLean founded the patent development service at Semiconductor Insights (now TechInsights), and has established a centre of excellence around patent portfolio management and patent assessments. His practice enables data-driven decision making and effective identification of patent assets for enforcement or sale, provides guidance on invention selection and patent acquisition programmes and ensures the alignment of patent portfolios with IP and business strategy.

During his 20-year tenure with TechInsights, Mr McLean has worked extensively with the technology practices of major law firms, in-house corporate counsel teams of global technology companies and external licensing agencies. He holds a BSc in engineering (first-class hons) from Queens University and is a licensed member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. In recognition of his strong technical and business acumen, Mr McLean has served as a witness in several IP suits on behalf of TechInsights’ clients.


  • Brokering
  • IAM/IC
  • IP management consultancy
  • Licensing
  • M&A

Firm details


1891 Robertson Road
Suite 500
Ottawa ON K2H 5B7

Contact details

E: mmclean@techinsights.com
T: +1 613 599 6500
F: +1 613 599 6501
: @mcleanm11
W: www.techinsights.com


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