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Bruce E. Burdick

Intellectual property Attorney at Alton, IL

5.0   2 reviews

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Practice area
  1. Intellectual property
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    Broad based advise to businesses and individual who have creations to protect by creating the right protections. Patents, Trademarks, Copyright, Trade Secrecy, Franchises, Litigation. We handle it all and with world class expertise. Written widely and lectured internationally on IP policies. Run prominent IP blog.

    50 years, 1,600 cases

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State MO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1996
Updated 09/19/2022
State IL
Status Retired
Acquired 1995
Updated 10/11/2022
State TX
Status Inactive
Acquired 1973
Updated 10/23/2022

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Bruce E. Burdick
Burdick Law Center
3832 Omega Street
Alton, IL, 62002-3156
Bruce E. Burdick
3832 Omega Street
Alton, IL, 62002-3156
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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2013
Helped me choosing right path for copyright & IP issues
I am not a client for this lawyer, just an avvo member, trying to get little legal advice for my upcoming business. Mr.Bruce had showed me good way to start & how to manage legal issues for my concern. I recommend anyone who is having issues about copyright, trademark, patent etc. Thanks for helping me.
Posted by Ralph | November 18, 2011
Best Patent Litigation Attorney
Mr. Burdick is competent and fearless in the face of complex litigation. He said 'yes' when 70 law firms and practitioners passed on representation. In short, he is the STAR you imagined having. But how does an inventor know who to choose? Never mind. The litigator chooses you after careful case analysis. He gained trust by confirming my role as inventor and patent holder. Of course there was no doubt in my mind. The non-prior art literature widely acknowledged my role as inventor. Be aware. There are rogue outliers who want to steal your property. Mr. Burdick knows patents are property. Justice Roberts said in an Opinion No. 09-1159 (June 6, 2011) "Inventors own their inventions." One misguided professor from a foreign hostile state attempted to claim the invention for himself but Mr. Burdick put a stop to that false claim and corrupt nonsense. His due diligence revealed: patent validity, infringement, and takings. Mr. Burdick at all times maintains contact and is responsive to questions. Email and telephone exchanges have occurred nearly every day. As a psychologist and inventor contact is important. So is character. Mr. Burdick is the best litigator one could hope to secure for representation. Whether by email, phone, video, or in-person Mr. Burdick has maintained a clear conceptualization and strong ethical approach to my case. He understood from concept to invention the chronology of events that led others to infringe my USPTO awarded patent and formulated it in reasonable language supported by case law. Mr. Burdick saw that others were intent on stealing my invention. They copied and used it. They infringed the claims. They willfully made public statements documented by video and literature claiming to have developed my invention. In his crystal clear reasoning Mr. Burdick soothed a suspicious inventor by acknowledging the truth of infringement by non-government organizations (NGO) and 'takings' by the government Mr. Burdick showed me how to construct patent infringement claims charts. He said "Tell the truth no matter how much it hurts." He guided and organized evidence showing patent chronology, infringement, and deceptive collaboration between infringing entities. He revealed the disingenuous behavior of infringer denials that stalled and delayed responses to administrative claims. He recommended getting congressional help to break the logjam. As a result of this effort a Congressional Inquiry was launched forcing the government to respond. It took a Freedom of Information Act document to show that the federal agency has a pattern of infringement and denial of claims. If competence and character matter to you, find a way to convince Mr. Burdick your case is worth his effort.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-350 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Burdick Law Firm
  • 1993 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Haverstock, Garrett & Roberts law firm
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Of Counsel
  • Armstrong Teasdale
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Of Counsel
  • Herzog, Crebbs & McGhee law firm
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Of Counsel
  • Kalish & Gilster Law Offices
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Senior Counsel
  • Olin Corporation
  • 1977 - 1994
  • Patent Attorney
  • Halliburton
  • 1973 - 1977
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Education

  • University of Texas
  • 1972
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • B Eng.
  • 1969

Legal Cases

  • Olin v RJ Reynolds
  • settled
  • Lamson v US (US Fed Ct Claims)
  • pending
  • Olin v Italian counterfeiters
  • cancelled all counterfeiter registrations
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Associations

  • United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • International Trademark Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2011
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - 1994
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Awards

  • US Patent 5,665,808
  • US Pat. & TM Office
  • 1997
  • US Patent 4,565,114
  • US Pat. & TM Office
  • 1986

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Midwest Inventors Conference
  • Chairman & Presenter
  • 2000
  • Midwest Inventors Conference
  • Chairman & Presenter
  • 1999
  • Midwest Inventors Conference
  • Chairman & Presenter
  • 1998
  • Midwest Inventors Conference
  • Chairman & Presenter
  • 1997
  • 1989 Trademark Conference
  • Licensing B-FIT-U
  • 1989
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Attorney endorsements

Received (45)
Given (16)
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Bruce Burdick. He donates his time to provide excellent legal answers on Avvo from citizens seeking advise. A respected member within the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Other
"I not only endorse this lawyer. I give this lawyer 5 stars!"
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce is very knowledgeable about intellectual property matters and offers sound advice. I endorse him without reservations."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Patent application Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is clear by reading the answers in the AVVO community that this lawyer is a top notch attorney who is highly respected in the legal community."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Burdick consistently provides thoughtful, practical advice relating to intellectual property issues posed in the Avvo community. I would feel very comfortable referring clients to him with intellectual property issues."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Burdick for issues in patent, trademark, and copyright. He supplies accurate answers to questions posed on AVVO."
Intellectual property Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Burdick. He is extremely competent in his field."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Burdick is an remarkable intellectual property attorney and I learn something every time I read one of his responses to questions on Avvo. He is a dedicated and skillful attorney who gives thoughtful and insightful guidance in his Avvo answers. He is a valued member of the Avvo community who is generous in sharing his time and expertise. It is my pleasure to endorse him"
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Burdick is a wealth of IP knowledge and provides the precise and practical answers Avvo askers need."
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce has answered many questions on Avvo and his answers are consistently among the best. Bruce is extremely knowledgeable in the area of intellectual property law. I am impressed by the depth and breadth of his knowledge. The information he provides is helpful and practical. In answering questions, he quickly focuses on the real issue and imparts useful information."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Burdick. As reflected in his many responses on the forums, he is adept and well-versed in intellectual property matters. His vast experience is a great benefit to this site and its visitors."
Entertainment Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Intellectual property Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without any reservations. It is amazing that I continue to learn from him every day from his responses on Avvo even though I have been licensed for 24 years and have served as a judge, magistrate, law professor, prosecutor, and private attorney. You can not afford not to hire him."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly excellent lawyer. Well respected in the legal community."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his dedicated service and contributions, with his legal analysis in IP law."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Burdick. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
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