Live, from Detroit! …it’s PTAB Hearings.

Since January 11, 2016, the Midwest Regional USPTO Office in Detroit, Michigan has been holding live Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) hearings in their recently commissioned hearing room.   Last month, we had an opportunity to participate in a PTAB hearing, which was incredibly efficient and helpful for our client. The hearing was scheduled for 9:00 a.m., and when …

Oppositions at the European Patent Office (EPO)

We recently completed a trip to the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich, Germany, attending an appeal of an Opposition in front of the Board of Appeal.  After having experienced several Opposition proceedings at the EPO, I can’t help thinking about how I wish the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) could have proceedings that are this efficient and …

John Wright Attends INTA 2016

John Wright represented Burris Law, PLLC at the International Trademark Association 138th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, the largest annual meeting for INTA to date with over 10,000 registered attendees.  Next year’s annual meeting will be held in Barcelona, Spain from May 20 to 24, 2017.

Kelly Burris Speaks at Design Day

On April 19, 2016, Kelly Burris moderated a panel discussion at Design Day, an annual event held by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The panel discussion took place at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional Office in Detroit, which also happens to be in the same building as Burris Law, Stroh River Place.

Attorney Li-Hua Weng Joins Burris Law

On March 7, 2016, Attorney Li-Hua Weng joined Burris Law. Li-Hua Weng is an experienced intellectual property attorney, specializing in patent prosecution, patent clearance searches and opinions. Prior to joining Burris Law, Li-Hua worked for 12 years as an intellectual property attorney at two top 10 IP firms in the U.S., and for 4 years as a patent engineer in …

Attorney John Wright Joins Burris Law

On February 12, 2016, Attorney John Wright joined Burris Law. John Wright focuses his practice on trademark and copyright law. He also assists clients in patent litigation and handles other related intellectual property matters such as trade secret theft and trade dress infringement. His passion for IP law and natural ability to work with others toward a common goal help …

Kelly Burris Speaks to U.S. Congress

On February 2, 2016, Kelly Burris testified before the United States Congress, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet in opposition to proposed legislation that would threaten design patents. Her written testimony can be found here, and video of the hearing can be found here.

Burris Law Founded

On February 1, 2016, Kelly K. Burris founded Burris Law, PLLC, a full-service intellectual property law firm located in the same building as the USPTO Midwest Regional Office in Detroit, Michigan. Kelly’s energy and enthusiasm for client goals, combined with her deep experience in mechanical, materials science and electrical arts, help her clients secure hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents …