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Burris Law Honored as a Diversity Focused Company by Corp! Magazine

Burris Law is pleased to announce that Corp! Magazine has selected the firm as a Diversity Focused Company honoree for its 2021 Salute to Diversity Awards.  Corp! Magazine is Michigan’s only statewide business publication dedicated to business owners and C-Suite leaders. The print and digital publications are a resource for Michigan businesses by providing breaking business news, COVID-19 guidelines, best practices, economic trends and everything a CEO needs to know. A small business itself, Corp! Magazine…

Kelly Burris Named to IAM Patent 1000

Burris Law founder, Kelly Burris, was recently recognized as one of the IAM Patent 1000, a list of the world's leading patent professionals for 2021. The IAM Patent 1000 is regarded as a definitive guide for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise and leading expert witnesses in the U.S. Published by IAM, the list required exhaustive qualitative research to identify outstanding firms and individuals across multiple jurisdictions. To qualify firms worthy of the list, IAM…

Kelly Burris Recognized for Pro Bono Work by Chambers & Partners

Burris Law founder Kelly Burris was recognized by Chambers & Partners for her outstanding commitment to community service and pro bono work. Kelly received the title of “Highly Commended” in the category of Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, USA, Private Practice. The honor is part of the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2021.  Below is what Chambers & Partners wrote about Kelly. Kelly is the owner and founder of Burris Law, PLLC.…

Kelly Burris to Moderate NAMWOLF Webinar Featuring Regional USPTO Director

Burris Law founder Kelly Burris will be moderating a webinar on the National Council for Expanding American Innovation for the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF). The panel discussion will take place on June 15 from noon to 1:30 p.m. CT. The webinar, which is produced by NAMWOLF’s Intellectual Property Practice Area Committee, will feature speaker Damian Porcari, Director of the Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The National Council for Expanding American…

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

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.”  The Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2021 shine a spotlight on role models…

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 recognized for her work in intellectual property law, including the writing of the patent application…

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 IP law firm that promotes inclusion, and one way to do that is by hiring…

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 the go-to source for all of Detroit’s IP needs. Lou has a background in electrical…

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 time dueling it out on our bingo scorecards and competing for the awesome prizes!  We…

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 in order to further her career in IP Law and to become a Patent Attorney!  Julie…