Firm celebrates fifth anniversary with continued growth
“We are excited that Lou, David, and Julie are joining our attorney team,” said Kelly K. Burris, owner and founder of Burris Law. “They are young, talented attorneys that bring diverse legal and technical experience that will deepen our bench and help us to provide new dimensions of service to our client teams across the spectrum of their patent needs.”
Houston concentrates her practice in patent applications, patent clearance searches, and opinions. With a background in electrical engineering, she previously practiced at multiple national intellectual property law firms in the United States. She also worked as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, focusing on technologies such as multiplexing network communication systems, including wired and wireless networks, data packaging, routers, switches, applications, and related databases. Houston received her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and her Bachelor of Science from Prairie View A&M University.
Spears prepares and prosecutes patents for clients across a range of industries, including automotive, consumer products, and medical devices. His background in mechanical engineering includes his work during college with a large automaker and a major energy supplier. Previously, Spears was an associate at a national IP boutique in metropolitan Detroit. He received his J.D. (cum laude) from Michigan State University College of Law and his Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University.
Formerly a paralegal at the firm, Zamler focuses in patent preparation and prosecution. She has previous industry experience working for a contract research organization in the biopharmaceutical field. She received her J.D. and Master of Laws from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College.