Daniel J Burnham

Partner at Nixon Peabody LLP

Daniel J Burnham has a comprehensive IP practice that encompasses a diverse range of sophisticated technologies and legal issues. He is a registered patent attorney who represents clients in federal courts and at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Leveraging his engineering experience, Mr Burnham works closely with clients in their product development process by helping them avoid competitive patents and ensuring commercial exploitation of their new products through effective patent protection. He has significant experience in developing and managing patent portfolios for small, emerging-growth companies, as well as for large, established corporations.

Mr Burnham has been involved in numerous litigation matters and alternative dispute resolution proceedings in the United States, Europe and China. Negotiating and drafting licence agreements and other technology-related contracts is another practice area that he is frequently called upon to handle. By combining his practical, hands-on industry experience with knowledge of key aspects of IP law, Mr Burnham provides domestic and international clients with strategic IP counselling that helps them achieve their business objectives.

Some representative areas of Mr Burnham’s technical knowledge include biosensing technology; medical devices; gaming software and processes; MEMS devices; digital-dentistry software and processes; coin and currency machines; laser systems and semiconductor laser diodes; casino gaming machines; nutraceuticals; acoustic transducers; surface treatment technology; consumer products and packaging; pipe repair technology; hearing aids; dental implant systems; and biorefinery technology.

Professional associations

  • ABA IPL
  • AIPLA
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago

Firm details

Nixon Peabody LLP
70 West Madison Street
Suite 3500
Chicago IL 60602
United States

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