Ian Maclean

Vice President, IP Services at TechInsights

Ian Maclean is vice president, IP services at TechInsights. In this role he provides strategic direction and leadership to a team of highly specialised engineers, analysts and customer service delivery professionals dedicated to providing IP groups and law firms with the ability to obtain maximum value from their patent portfolios.

Mr Maclean is passionate about leveraging TechInsights’ deep patent knowledge, market understanding and advanced in-house technology analysis capabilities to provide highly customised, data-driven IP solutions. He is an active contributor to many different IP-focused communities, authoring several IP-related articles and delivering numerous presentations to industry experts annually.

Over the past decade, Mr Maclean has excelled in a variety of senior leadership roles, most notably in the areas of sales and business development. Before his role at TechInsights, he was vice president of patent intelligence at Chipworks (which merged in 2017 with TechInsights). He has been instrumental in helping TechInsights to expand its scope of operations and deliver a growing portfolio of innovative patent services to new markets worldwide.

A veteran of the technology sector, Mr Maclean has over 20 years’ executive leadership experience in sales, marketing and business development. He has raised millions in venture capital and introduced new products and services while establishing international distribution channels.


  • Brokering
  • IP management consultancy
  • Licensing
  • M&A

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