News & Events

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!

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.…