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Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 100%
    43 years, 1.6 thousand cases



Hourly ($150-350/hour), contingent (25-50%), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Burdick Law Center
3832 Omega Street
Alton, IL, 62002-3156

3832 Omega Street
Alton, IL, 62002-3156



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199511/12/2015
MOInactive voluntarily199601/08/2013
TXInactive 197310/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
US Patent 5,665,808US Pat. & TM Office1997
US Patent 4,565,114US Pat. & TM Office1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Burdick Law Firm1993 - Present
Of CounselHaverstock, Garrett & Roberts law firm2000 - 2002
Of CounselArmstrong Teasdale1999 - 2000
Of CounselHerzog, Crebbs & McGhee law firm1997 - 1999
Of CounselKalish & Gilster Law Offices1993 - 1994
Senior CounselOlin Corporation1977 - 1994
Patent AttorneyHalliburton1973 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Court of Federal Claims Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Alternative Dispute Resolution CommitteeMember1994 - 2011
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Licensing Executives SocietyMember1988 - Present
International Trademark AssociationMember1978 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1974 - 1994
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lamson v US (US Fed Ct Claims)pending
Olin v RJ Reynoldssettled
Olin v Italian counterfeiterscancelled all counterfeiter registrations
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Publication nameTitleDate websiteWhat is a Patent?2011
America Invents IP BlogAmerica Invents IP Blog2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1972
Stevens Institute of TechnologyMetallurgy, MechanicalOther - Bachelors1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Midwest Inventors ConferenceChairman & Presenter2000
Midwest Inventors ConferenceChairman & Presenter1999
Midwest Inventors ConferenceChairman & Presenter1998
Midwest Inventors ConferenceChairman & Presenter1997
1989 Trademark ConferenceLicensing B-FIT-U1989