Ron Burns is a results-oriented business litigation attorney with 25 years of experience in analyzing, structuring, executing and closing sophisticated technology focused transactions. He helps clients of all sizes – from Fortune 500® companies to small businesses – with assessing, building, managing and defending their intellectual property rights.
Mr. Burns is a skilled intellectual property litigator who wields a truly unique combination of specialized expertise and skills in representing plaintiffs, defendants, and non-litigants.
He has litigated over 100 intellectual property lawsuits at both the federal and state level, for matters involving patent infringement, trademarks and trade dress, trade secrets, Internet domain disputes, and related contract enforcement issues. His client-centered approach positions each case for optimal resolution from the client’s perspective – whether that be dismissal, settlement or a jury verdict.
In addition to his extensive litigation expertise, Mr. Burns is an expert patent attorney. He represents clients before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board in Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs), and other related America Invents Act (AIA) proceedings. Mr. Burns has written and prosecuted over 100 patent applications, developing technical expertise in a wide array of technologies including: wireless communications; data storage; networking; satellite systems; semiconductor design/production; computer hardware/software; digital and mixed signal processing; optics and image processing; and electro-mechanical and mechanical technologies.
Mr. Burns has also successfully implemented and executed intellectual property licensing programs and monetization campaigns. He has secured strategic licensing arrangements for a wide range of clients – in addition to developing and directing numerous multi-million dollar monetization programs.
Representative Litigation Matters
Mr. Burns litigates in a variety of federal and state courts – obtaining favorable results for both defendants and plaintiffs. A few of his representative litigation matters include:
- Successful defense of a subsidiary of a national telecommunications company in patent infringement litigation against a competing national telecommunications company, concerning communication network utilization and optimization technology. Litigation was settled with very favorable results for our client.
- Successful representation of a corporate client in trade secret theft litigation against a defendant company that attempted to unfairly compete with client. Defendant settled the case early, on terms highly favorable to our client.
- Successful representation of the licensing subsidiary of an established telematics company against an international corporation in patent infringement litigation, concerning GPS tracking and telematics technology. Litigation resolved after Markman hearing, with a lucrative licensing arrangement for our client.
- Successful representation of an individual inventor against an international apparel company in patent infringement litigation, concerning garment closure innovation. Litigation was settled on terms favorable to our client.
U.S. Pat. No 6,457,905 “In-situ deep remediation injection system and method”
U.S. Pat. No. 6,730,616 “Versatile plasma processing system for producing oxidation resistant barriers”
U.S. Pat. No. 6,853,547 “Computer drive mounting device and method”
U.S. Pat. No. 6,856,174 “Versatile system for high resolution device calibration”
U.S. Pat. No. 6,865,596 “Method and system for operating virtual devices by master controllers in a control system”
U.S. Pat. No. 6,866,474 “Noise reduction by vortex suppression in air flow systems”
U.S. Pat. No. 6,882,960 “System and method for power pump performance monitoring and analysis”
U.S. Pat. No. 6,928,194 “System for mosaicing digital ortho-images”
U.S. Pat. No. 6,941,242 “Versatile system for variance-based data analysis”
U.S. Pat. No. 7,010,381 “Versatile system for controlling semiconductor topography”
U.S. Pat. No. 7,034,583 “Versatile system for output energy limiting circuitry”
U.S. Pat. No. 7,317,684 “Method and apparatus for optimizing elastic flows in a multi-path network for a traffic demand”
U.S. Pat. No. 7,474,721 “Sliding-window based signal monitoring”
U.S. Pat. No. 7,492,702 “Versatile system for optimizing data fragmentation in digital communications”
U.S. Pat. No. 7,583,764 “Versatile system for interference tolerant packet detection in wireless communication systems”
U.S. Pat. No. 7,668,075 “Versatile system for dual carrier transformation in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing”
U.S. Pat. No. 8,414,734 “Versatile system for self-aligning deposition equipment”
Mr. Burns earned his Juris Doctor degree from the Southern Methodist University School of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado.
Mr. Burns is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas. He is also licensed to practice at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Burns is admitted to practice in the Federal District Courts for the Eastern, Northern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas. He is also admitted to practice in the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.