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Community Service

On September 27, 2018, we were very proud to support Ford Motor Company’s Global Day of Service, and specifically, the company’s Legal Alliance for Women (LAW) organization, which is focused on women in the legal practice. Along with others from Ford, we worked with Detroit’s Arts & Scraps, a non-profit organization that provides hands-on learning and creative experiences through programs with an emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education.

Burris Law is a Gold Sponsor of Auto IP USA 2018

Burris Law is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of Auto IP USA 2018 presented by IAM at The Henry Ford on May 8, 2018.Find more information about the event here: for the event here:

Attorney Robert Johns Joins Burris Law

On January 3, 2018, Robert Johns joined Burris Law. Robert is a seasoned intellectual property attorney and specializes in patent preparation and prosecution. Robert is experienced in the mechanical and electro-mechanical arts as an engineer and also as a patent practitioner. He has extensive experience interacting with USPTO patent examiners and is skilled in achieving the best results for his clients.Robert is pragmatic and analytical when conversing with client inventors. He is passionate about science and…

John Wright Speaks at AUTOLEX

Burris Law Attorney John Wright spoke at the 2017 AUTOLEX Automotive Legal Forum on a panel that also featured current Autonomous Vehicles Counsel at General Motors and former Chief IP Counsel of Tenneco. The panel discussed emerging laws and public policy concerns relating to autonomous vehicles. The event was held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and featured leading in-house and private practice attorneys who represent automotive manufacturers and suppliers. The event’s speakers…

Congratulations to our neighbor, the USPTO Midwest Regional Office, on five years in Detroit!

Sheppard v. Matal! It’s not an IP case. The USPTO Acting Director and Midwest Regional Office Director faced off in ping pong at Burris Law!The epic table tennis match resulted in a tie after USPTO Midwest Regional Office Director Christal Sheppard and Acting USPTO Director Joe Matal stopped in to Burris Law during a tour of the area near the USPTO offices in Detroit’s Rivertown.The USPTO is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Elijah J.…

IP in the Auto Industry 2017

On May 4, 2017, Kelly Burris moderated a panel titled “Supply Chain Management: Enhancing IP Protection at Every Level” at IP in the Auto Industry held at the Waterview Loft at Port Detroit.Burris Law was the lanyard sponsor of the event presented by Intellectual Asset Management and World Trademark Review.