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 …

Burris Law Client Spotlight: Ford Motors Helps With PPE for Covid-19 Outbreak

Welcome to a new feature on our blog!  Going forward we will be doing a quarterly spotlight on one of our clients and what they are currently up to.  For this month, the obvious choice is Ford Motor Company.  Growing up in Detroit, you see the Ford name everywhere.  On cars, factories, office buildings and even stadiums.  One thing people …

Welcome Miyoung Shin to Burris Law!

Exciting times continue here at Burris Law, as we have added another seasoned attorney to the team in Detroit! Please join us in welcoming Miyoung Shin to Burris Law.  As a partner at a boutique IP firm for more than five years, and a partner in a general practice for over two years, she brings plenty of experience to the …

Burris Law Sponsors International Patent Drafting Competition

We are extremely proud to announce that Burris Law is the Title Sponsor for this event! The annual International Patent Drafting Competition, which is held at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO, takes place at the beginning of each year and offers student teams the opportunity to present their patent applications in front of a panel of judges comprised …