Whitman Burns


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2008

B.S., Computer Engineering; minors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Math, University of Arizona, 2003




U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Whitman Burns is experienced in patent preparation, patent prosecution, and patent trials, including inter partes review (IPR) proceedings. Whitman uses his patent experience to help clients build patent portfolios and defend against patent lawsuits. Representative technologies covered by Whitman’s skilled counsel include computer software, data storage, e-commerce, networking, semiconductor, and virtualization technologies.

Prior to joining the firm, Whitman worked as a software engineer at a Fortune 100 company and as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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