Ian G. Schutter

Patent Agent

Ian Schutter applies his background in mechanical engineering to prepare and prosecute a worldwide portfolio of patent applications.

Ian Schutter, a Nixon Vanderhye Patent Agent, concentrates his practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in mechanical-related areas. For more than two decades, Ian has handled technologies related to medical devices, manufacturing equipment, disk drive components, tooling equipment, and automotive components.

Prior to joining Nixon Vanderhye in 2004, Ian was employed by a general practice law firm as a Technical Consultant and Patent Agent. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO).

  • Patents
    • Prosecution
    • Domestic and Worldwide Portfolio Management
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • B.S.M.E., Arizona State University, 1999

Get To Know Ian

Where can you be found outside the office?

Watching my son play sports

What are your hobbies?


What are your favorite foods?

Pizza and Sushi