News & Events

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 of patent examiners, practitioners, and several high profile guest judges. Four of our attorneys at Burris Law…

Burris Law attends Future City Competition

Last month, one of our most prestigious attorneys made time to be an honorary judge at the local Future City competition. In partnership with the Engineering Society of Detroit, our very own Mark Harper, PhD was in attendance for his second consecutive Future Cities event. Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. It is a wonderful educational experience…

Burris Law Attends NAMWOLF Conference

Burris Law is excited to be attending their first NAMWOLF conference …and briefly escaping the Michigan winter for a few days in sunny Florida isn’t all that bad! 🙂 Looking forward to the educational sessions, meeting new colleagues, and expanding our horizons.

Burris Law At The Polar Plunge

We have been keeping charitable efforts at the forefront of our minds this new year.  Late last month we participated in and sponsored the Polar Plunge in Lansing at the Cooley Law School Stadium.  The Special Olympics is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts here at Burris Law, and one we always make an effort to support!  We love all the fun costumes and seeing what outlandish ideas people can come…

Burris Law Adds Two New Patent Attorneys

We are pleased to announce the addition of two seasoned attorneys to the Burris Law team.  In addition to two new staff members, our continued growth is a great way to kick off a new decade. We are proud to welcome the new members to our family!Mike is a veteran Intellectual Property attorney who brings over twenty years of experience to Burris Law.  A former principal shareholder of a large, nationally known IP firm, Mike…

Small But Mighty

Burris Law is proud to be ranked in the Harrity Analytics “TOP PATENT FIRMS” for 2019. As our practice grows, our efficiency in prosecuting patent applications speaks for itself, with only 1.1 office actions and 0.1 RCEs (Requests for Continued Examination) per patent.  Find out more about Burris Law and our amazing team HERE.

Burris Law Joins NAMWOLF

Burris Law is excited to announce that we have been chosen for membership into The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).  NAMWOLF promotes diversity in the legal profession by fostering successful relationships among preeminent minority and women owned law firms and private/public entities.  You can learn more about NAMWOLF here:

Kelly Burris Appointed by Governor to Michigan Aeronautics Commission

Burris Law attorney Kelly Burris has been appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Aeronautics Commission.  The Commission is responsible for the general supervision of all aeronautics within the state and is empowered by state law to make rules and regulations governing all airports, flight schools, and other aeronautical activities. 

Detroit Art Week

Burris Law is honored to be on the schedule for Detroit Art Week, with a collection visit to our offices on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10:00 - 11:00am. Please stop by to see our budding collection of Detroit based art including work from Michael Luchs, Brenda Goodman, Sophie Eisner, Brian Day, Scott Campbell, MALT, Matt Eaton, Tony Roko, Senghor Reid and many, many more.  Light snacks and beverages will be provided, and ample parking is…

Auto IP USA 2019

For the third consecutive year, Burris Law is a Gold Sponsor of IAM’s Auto IP USA event on May 8, 2019, right here in the Motor City.  Kelly Burris will moderate a panel titled “The future car part one: the nuts and bolts” with an emphasis on technology trends in vehicle propulsion.  Kelly will be joined by professionals up and down the supply chain, including a data expert that will provide an overview of the patent…