Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group LLC
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Philip H. Burrus, IV, Attorney at Law

Philip Burrus worked with Motorola, Inc. from 1997 through 2005. Serving as Senior Patent Counsel, he was solely responsible for the intellectual property prosecution and portfolio management of the Energy Systems Group, a $700 million business. In 2005, to answer the needs of in-house counsel across Atlanta, he founded the Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group.

He has extensive experience with intellectual property prosecution, as well as portfolio development and management, for businesses both small and large. With degrees in engineering, business and law, as well as experience as an entrepreneur, he brings a broad and dynamic perspective to intellectual property issues. He is licensed to practice in Georgia, North Carolina, Washington, D.C. and before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

He was named a "Rising Star" in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Georgia.

 Practice areas include:
  • Patent Prosecution, with specific expertise in the following:
    • Analog and digital electrical circuits and systems
    • Telecommunications hardware and systems
    • Optics, including scanned projection systems, relays, and lenses
    • Consumer products, electrical and mechanical
    • Complex electrical systems and components
    • Mobile electronic devices
    • Semiconductor devices and circuits
    • Complex mechanical systems, interfaces and devices
    • Wireless accessories and devices
    • Video distribution and content management systems
    • Location and global positioning systems and detection devices
    • Telecommunication hardware and systems
    • Medical Devices
    • Internet systems, portals, and associated processes
    • Electronic measurement systems and sensors
    • Software and embedded firmware systems and methods
    • Networks and network infrastructure
    • Standards, including Telecom (e.g. 3GPP, GSM, TDMA, CDMA)
    • Lighting and illumination systems and components
    • Business methods
    • Information storage and handling systems
    • Industrial systems and assembly machinery
    • Vehicles and associated components
    • Automotive components, systems, and warning devices
    • Energy storage devices and associated charging systems
    • Athletic training systems and methods
    • Golf instruction systems, technologies and methods
    • RFID and other detection and recognition systems
    • Credit offering and management systems
    • Clothing and Apparel
    • Culinary tools and related devices
    • Turfgrasses and turfgrass management devices
    • Soil science technologies
    • Design patents
    • Related technologies
  • Portfolio Management, including mapping, strategy, and analysis
  • Opinion Drafting
  • Innovation Disclosure System creation and management
  • Copyright Prosecution
  • Licensing
  • Defensive and Offensive IP Assertion
  • Infringement Analysis
  • Trademark Prosecution

  •  Legal and Business Experience:
    • 2005-Present - Principal, Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group, LLC
    • 2000-2005 - Patent Counsel, Motorola, Inc.
    • 1997-2000 - Electrical Engineer, Motorola, Inc.
    • 1995-1997 - Design Engineer, Schlumberger Industries
    • 1993-1998 - Founder, Vice President, Concept IV, Inc.

     Education:
    • Juris Doctor, Emory University
    • Masters of Business Administration, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
    • Master's of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Bachelor's of Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    • Relevant Coursework, Agronomy, Auburn University

     Professional Activities:
    • Associations/Leadership:
      • Chairman, Intellectual Property Section of Georgia Bar (2012-2013)
      • Barristers' Representative, Executive Committee, Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court (2011-2013)
      • Chair Elect, Intellectual Property Section of Georgia Bar (2011-2012)
      • Executive Committee Member, Atlanta IP Inn of Court (2011-2012)
      • Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Section of Georgia Bar (2010-2011)
      • Secretary, Intellectual Property Section of Georgia Bar (2009-2010)
      • Treasurer, Intellectual Property Section of Georgia Bar (2008-2009)
      • Chairman, Patent Committee of Georgia Bar (2005-2006;2006-2007;2007-2008)
      • Chairman, In-House IP Committee of Georgia Bar (2004-2005)
      • Executive Committee Member, IP Section of Georgia Bar (2004-Present)
      • Member of Georgia, North Carolina and Washington DC Bar Associations
      • Inaugural Member, Atlanta Intellectual Property Inn of Court
      • Member AIPLA

    • Activities:
      • Pro Bono counsel for W.R.E.K., 91.1 FM
      • Volunteer counsel for Georgia Lawyers for the Arts
      • Authorized G.O.L.F. Instructor (GSEM), accredited by The Golfing Machine
      • Presiding Partner, Ramblin' Reck Syndicate Investment Club

    Support and Administrative Staff

    Our support staff offers years of operational expertise and extensive experience in intellectual property, primarily in the area of patents and trademarks. Our docketing department offers world-class docketing expertise, as is evident from our client log-in portal, where every client has instant access to their files, both on mobile devices and via any web browser. Additionally, we have in-house experience, with a special focus on docketing, case management, client support, and innovation disclosure systems. We are incredibly fortunate to have staff with experience in patent litigation, trademark prosecution, and client management.

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