News & Events

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…

World IP Day 2019

Reach for Gold: IP in SportsBurris Law is excited to celebrate this special day in our world of intellectual property. Here’s to all of the innovators, athletes, and fans around the world. “Make each day your masterpiece.” – John Wooden

2019 Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit

On March 13, 2019, Burris Law attorney Mark Harper participated as a judge in the 62nd annual Science and Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit (SEFMD). This year’s event featured 2000 students from 125 middle and high schools, and Mark focused his efforts on the creation, development, and application of materials as a part of the Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Materials.  Burris Law is also proud to be a Sustaining Member of the…


On the heels of International Women’s Day, Burris Law is proud to announce that we have received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. 

Burris Law Sponsors International Patent Drafting Competition

For the third year in a row, we are proud to be sponsoring Detroit Mercy and Windsor Law’s annual International Patent Drafting Competition, which is being held at the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional USPTO on February 23, 2019. The competition 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 that includes patent Examiners, practitioners, and guest judges. This…

Chocolate Factory Celebration!

We had a FANTASTIC time at the MGM Grand last night celebrating our success with other Michigan businesses.  The folks at MichBusiness put on a very engaging and creative event with a Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory theme, and it was all smiles and fun throughout the evening.  Hats off to our fellow Michigan business winners and best wishes for your continued success! You can view all winners and their categories HERE.

Best of MichBusiness!

We are honored to be named a 2018 WINNER of a Best of MichBusiness Award in the Triple Trusted Advisors category.  Together with other winners, we will celebrate our success at the MichBusiness Gala on November 29, 2018. You can also vote for us here for our chance to be among the Best of the Best.  Hurray for the entire Burris Law team!

Burris Law Visits Europe

During the first week of October, we had the honor of visiting the IP law firm of Germain Maureau, in both of their Paris and Lyon offices.  C’est tres bien!