Dan Burnham has comprehensive patent experience that encompasses a diverse range of sophisticated technologies and legal issues. He represents clients in federal courts and at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
I utilize my engineering experience to work closely with clients in the product development process, helping to avoid competitive patents and ensure commercial exploitation of new products through effective intellectual property protection.
I have significant experience in developing and managing patent and trademark portfolios for small, emerging-growth companies as well as for large, established corporations. I have been involved in numerous litigation matters and ADR proceedings in the United States, Europe and China. Negotiating and drafting license agreements and other technology-related contracts is another practice area that I am frequently called upon to handle.
By combining my practical, hands-on industry experience with knowledge of key aspects of intellectual property law, I provide my domestic and international clients with strategic intellectual property counseling that helps them achieve their business objectives.
Representative areas of technical knowledge:
A valuable patent portfolio does not necessarily require a large volume of patents; rather, a handful of strategically focused patents in combination with pending continuation applications will keep competitors off your turf.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Saint Louis University, J.D., cum laude
University of Illinois, B.S.M.E, with honors
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