Priya Sinha Cloutier

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Priya Sinha Cloutier

Partner

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
– Neale Donald Walsch, Author

 
About Priya

Senior intellectual property attorney with experience in all aspects of intellectual property protection, strategy and law, including patents, trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets and addressing issues regarding patentability analysis, drafting, filing, patent prosecution, transactions, standards, cease and desist issues, indemnification, due diligence, trademark and patent infringement analysis, design arounds, right to market clearances, competitive landscapes, and requests to license. Expertise in drafting and negotiating international, commercial, supplier, partner, collaboration and development agreements, joint research, NDAs, supply contracts, master service agreements, SaaS, cloud services and software, and consortium deals with strong IP, export control, compliance, and other complex issues. Experience with client counseling on IP strategy and open source and client, paralegal and attorney training, trade secret protection, document marking, government contracts compliance. Experience as outside general counsel for startups and closely held corporation, including outside counsel management, international employment, debt recovery, privacy, anti-corruption, and open source. Experience with government contracts (grants and CRADAs) and compliance programs. Strong management skills.

Priya Sinha Cloutier
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Languages

  • Hindi

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington State Courts

  • Connecticut State Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington

  • U.S. District Court of Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Professional Life

Professional Activities

  • National Association of Patent Practitioners, Vice President (July 2019- Present)

  • National Association of Patent Practitioners, Board of Directors (July 2017 – Present)

  • National Association of Patent Practitioners, Chair of Professional Development Committee (2017 - Present)

  • Past Chair, Government Affairs Committee, National Association of Patent Practitioners (2013 - 2016)

  • Past Chair, American Constitution Society, Puget Sound Chapter (November 2013 -April 2014)

  • Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (May 2014 - Present)

  • Puget Sound American Nuclear Society (May 2014 - Present)

  • Washington State Bar Association (2006 - Present)

Education

  • Seattle University School of Law Juris Doctor degree (1997)

  • University of New Mexico Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering (1990)

  • Idaho State University, MS, Nuclear Engineering (1992)

  • University of Connecticut, MS , Mathematics (2004)

  • Legal Lean Sigma and Project Management-Yellow Belt Certification

Thought Leadership

Articles by Priya

Publications

  • “Defensive Intellectual Property Due Diligence in Clean Tech” Inside Counsel (September 3, 2015)

  • “Creating a Blueprint for Patent Walls in Green Construction”, Inside Counsel (August 3, 2015)

  • “Precedential Patent Cases From the Federal and Ninth Circuits in the Past Week” (July 31, 2015)

  • “Clean Tech Construction, Part One: Building Intellectual Property Walls”, Inside Counsel (July 1, 2015)

  • “Do We Have the Right to Sell Our Products/Services?!” Issues and Answers magazine, Washington Bankers Association (January/February 2015)

  • “The America Invents Act — Protecting Your Assets,” Community Banker magazine (Winter 2015)

  • “Where Bankruptcy Law and Intellectual Property Law Intersect,” Community Banker magazine (Fall 2014)

  • “Lean Six Sigma: It’s Not Just for Manufacturing,” Seattle Business magazine (September 2014)

  • “Lawyers Weigh in on Obama‘PatentTroll’ Initiatives,” Law360, Quoted (June 5, 2013)

Speaking Engagements

  • Working with Start-Ups and Emerging Companies: A Practice Primer, National Association of Patent Practitioners, July 24, 2019

  • Federal Year in Review, National Association of Patent Practitioners, July 29, 2017

  • Building Your Practice:  Marketing for the Patent Attorney, National Association of Patent Practitioners 20th Annual Meeting and Conference (July 29, 2016)

  • “Our Changing Practice: Decisions From the Federal Court,” National Association of Patent Practitioners 20th Annual Meeting and Conference (July 28, 2016)

  • “Our Changing Practice: Decisions From the Federal Court,” National Association of Patent Practitioners 19th Annual Meeting and Conference (July 14, 2015)

  • “Developing and Monetizing Intellectual Property,” University of Phoenix, Seattle Alumni Chapter “Intellectual Property: What Is It?” Seminar (September 20, 2014)

  • “Our Changing Practice: Decisions From the Federal Court,” National Association of Patent Practitioners 18th Annual Meeting and Conference (July 21, 2014)

  • “How to Use Intellectual Property to Grow Your Business,” Small Business Administration’s“Thinking of Starting a Business” Seattle Seminar (December 12, 2013)

  • “The America Invents Act — Lessons Learned, Practical Advice and Emerging Strategies,” Lane Powell’s Patent Law Seminar, Co-presenter (November 5, 2013 (Portland), November 7, 2013 (Seattle))

  • “How to Use Intellectual Property to Grow Your Business,” Biz Fair Washington Small Business Fair (September 28, 2013)

  • “Inventorship/Ownership — The Nuts & Bolts of Patent Practice for Solo Practitioners and Small Firms,” 2013 National Association of Patent Practitioners Annual Conference (July 28, 2013)

  • “How to Use Intellectual Property to Grow Your Business,” U.S. Small Business Administration Workshop (May 21, 2013)

  • “Intellectual Property — The Other Property,” Master Builders’ Association Presentation (October 11, 2012)

  • “The America Invents Act: What’s Your Strategy?” Webinar (September 18, 2012)

  • “So You’re a Fashion Designer: Why You Need to Consider Intellectual Property,” Blue Shoes Media Workshop (April l23, 2012)