Ian Rainey



Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2012, with honors

B.A., Bucknell University, 2006, with honors

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable John Daniel Dailey, Colorado Court of Appeals, 2012-2013



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

US District Court for the District of Delaware

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Ian Rainey is a Counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Haynes and Boone’s Denver Office.

His practice includes litigating a wide variety of intellectual property matters in federal and appellate courts across the country. Ian also counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent prosecution, trademark, trade secret and copyright law and related licensing.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Ian was a partner in the intellectual property group at another large national firm. Before that, he clerked for The Honorable John Daniel Dailey on the Colorado Court of Appeals where he assisted in drafting over fifty published and unpublished opinions.

Ian earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, graduating seventh in his class, and was awarded several Scholastic Excellence Awards for receiving the top grade in a given class. During law school Ian also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal.

While in college, Ian was a NCAA Division I baseball player and a former member of a USA Baseball Junior Olympic Team. Away from work, Ian enjoys running, biking, golfing and exploring Colorado’s outdoors.

Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2018, 2020 and 2021

Professional and Community Activities

  • Executive Committee, Thomas G. Marsh Inn of Court
  • Colorado IP Inn of Court
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

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