Invent or Don’t Invent …There is no Try

When it comes to inventorship in the United States, too often there seems to be an overly generous – even ceremonial –approach to naming inventors. “He was such a nice manager and encouraged me all the way!” or “She did a great job testing all of my prototypes and providing thorough test data” or “He did a great job reviewing …

Burris Law Attorneys Named as Finalists in the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Burris Law-Chambers Diversity and Inclusion 2021

Burris Law is pleased to announce that firm founder and owner Kelly Burris and attorney Abha Fadipe have been named finalists in the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2021. Kelly was named as a finalist in the category of “Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year,” while Abha was named as a finalist in the category of “Future Leader.”  …

Kelly Burris Named to list of Notable Women in Law 2021 by Crain’s Detroit

Kelly Burris, owner and founder of Burris Law, was recently named to the list of Notable Women in Law 2021 published by Crain’s Detroit Business. The attorneys featured were selected by a team of Crain’s Detroit Business editors based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community and mentorship of others.  Burris was …

Kelly Burris Profiled in Law.com’s Mid-Market Report

Burris Law founder Kelly Burris was profiled by Law.com for its Mid-Market Report. The interview, which was published on April 2, spotlights the Detroit-based IP firm, its work, and its commitment to diversity and inclusion.  “When I took a leap of faith in 2016 and left a partnership at a national law firm, I set out to establish a boutique …

Welcome Lou Houston to Burris Law!

Please join us in celebrating the addition of Lou Houston to our team of patent attorneys at Burris Law! Lou is so enthusiastic to join our family and return to her native Detroit.  After living in Denver for over a decade, Lou has decided to return to her roots in the Motor City and to join us on our continued trajectory of being …

Burris Law Gathers for Virtual BINGO!

At the offices of Burris Law we think of each other as family.  With the current situation with Covid-19, all of us were missing being in the same room as one another.  Kelly came up with a great idea to gather everyone for a virtual Bingo game using bingomaker.com !!  It was a blast seeing everyone virtually, we all had a great …

Congratulations to Julie Zamler!

This is a special congratulatory post for the blog and one we have been very excited to share with everyone. Please join us in sending a huge congratulations to our very own Julie Zamler for passing the patent bar exam last week!!!! We could not be more proud of Julie and all the hard work and dedication she has shown …

Diversity (or lack thereof) In IP Law

Hello World!  Thanks for checking out our latest post on Diversity in IP Law.  This is a topic of discussion that comes up frequently in our firm.  We are constantly looking at ways to increase the diversity of our team and the vendors we use.  I recently came across an article from ABA Landslide magazine that touched on the lack …

New Suite Renovation Featured

Burris Law’s recent suite renovation in Stroh River Place was featured on the architectural website, Archello.  We had a lot of fun designing the space with our pals over at ISCG, and we are particularly proud of our 747 nacelle reception desk, custom designed and built by the wizards at MotoArt. You can view the entire article and all photos here: https://archello.com/project/burris-law-suite-renovation 

USPTO Announces Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program

As of July 2, 2020, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) initiated the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program to advance applications out of turn in ex parte appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).  Below is a link to the official documentation: Federal Register-Fast Track Appeals Pilot Program The USPTO sets a target of issuing a decision …