Kelly Burris was recognized as one of the 2023 IAM Patent 1000, a list of the world’s leading patent professionals. Published by IAM, a trusted source of worldwide news, analysis, and data on the management of intellectual property as a key business asset, the IAM Patent 1000 shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in the pivotal area of patent law.

To develop the list, IAM undertakes exhaustive qualitative research, identifying top firms and individuals based on their depth of expertise, market presence, and sophistication of work. Research includes in-person, telephone, and video interviews and gathering of written submissions from firms detailing their recent activity in the field. According to IAM, “[T]he research was conducted entirely independently of any commercial considerations. All firms and individuals ranked in the publication are included because the market told us that they should be.”