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Mike McLean

Senior Vice President, IP Services, Tech Insights

Mike McLean is a recognized leader in the IP and patent strategy market. He is sought after for his ability to assess complex situations and apply technical intelligence to ensure fact-based IP decisions related to patent licensing, patent portfolio management and IP monetization. Mike works closely with the technology practices of major law firms, the in-house corporate counsel teams of key technology companies and external licensing agencies where he helps develop, support and execute high-return patent strategies.

As senior vice president, IP Services, Mike leads a group of patent professionals who help technology innovators prove patent value so they can make the most informed, fact based decisions possible and maximize the returns on their investments. Key to this effort is a lifecycle-based approach to the protection, management and utilization 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, specializes in uncovering and supporting patent value for TechInsights’ clients.

Mike founded the patent development service at Semiconductor Insights (now TechInsights), and has established a center 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 programs and ensures the alignment of patent portfolios with IP and business strategy.

During his 20-year tenure with TechInsights, Mike 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 bachelor’s degree in engineering (first-class honors) 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, Mike has served as a witness in several IP suits on behalf of TechInsights’ clients.

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