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  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, 1999
  • B.S.E.E., University of Massachusetts Lowell, Electrical Engineering, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

Boston Patent Law Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), including member of AIPLA 35 U.S.C. Section 101 Subcommittee

David R. Burns

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David Burns has practiced intellectual property law for almost 20 years following a successful career of twelve plus years as an Electrical Engineer at Raytheon Company. He practices in the areas of medical device technology and high technology including the fields of software, optical electronics, microprocessor architecture and circuitry, electromagnetics, engine control systems, biometrics, telecommunication architectures and devices, fuel cells, solar cells and semiconductor fabrication.

Mr. Burns is experienced in patent prosecution, trademark registration, due diligence, patentability, validity, infringement and non-infringement matters for U.S. and International clients, which include start ups, emerging growth companies, and Fortune 500 companies. His practice focuses on the strategic development, protection and management of patent portfolios for clients. Mr. Burns manages and has managed a number of patent portfolios including portfolios having over 100 issued U.S. and International patents.

He was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2007 and 2008. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Click here for their methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Mr. Burns was an electrical engineer at Raytheon Company. As an engineer, he worked primarily in the area of signal processing and radar system integration and was involved in the development, design, and manufacture of the principal phased array antenna for the IRIDIUM constellation of communication satellites.


Speaker on US patent law and litigation at the Comparative Patent Practice Conference in Tokyo, Japan
Speaker at the National Contract Management Association Boston Chapter's 49th Annual Workshop