John M. Card, Ph.D.

Intellectual Property Attorney

Dr. John M. Card’s practice at Burris Law focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in a variety of electrical, mechanical, and chemical arts.  His expertise also includes drafting and negotiating technology development and licensing agreements, providing non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom-to-operate opinions, performing due diligence investigations, and managing intellectual property portfolios.

Before joining Burris Law, Dr. Card was an attorney at an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based intellectual property law firm and at a Chicago-based law firm. 

Dr. Card has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in such diverse technology fields as medical devices, chemical-detection systems, 3D printing, automotive components and systems, industrial adhesives and sealants (coatings, packaging, and composite assembly), polycarbonate glazing, navigation systems, wireless telecommunications, fuel cells, batteries, laser-based instruments and imaging systems, and scientific x-ray instruments and optics.

Dr. Card is an author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and proceedings on theoretical and experimental studies on combustion systems.

Industry Experience

John has gained real-world engineering experience as a research scientist in different capacities prior to beginning his law career. John worked as an Associate research scientist at Yale University, as well as a research assistant at the University of California San Diego. In addition to his research positions, John also worked as a development engineer at IBM where he designed and developed advanced prototype disk drives. Prior to joining Burris Law, he spent over two decades as a patent practitioner with multiple national intellectual property firms.

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley (1983)
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley (1984)
  • Ph.D. Engineering Physics, University of California San Diego (1992)
  • J.D. Vermont Law School (2000)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts