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PARTNER

Beau B. Burton, Ph.D.

Beau B. Burton, Ph.D., is a founding partner of Element IP. His practice focuses on patent procurement, post-grant proceedings, including inter partes reviews (IPRs) and ex parte re-examination, and patent validity and infringement opinions.


Beau’s seasoned background has seen him prosecute over a thousand applications, participate in over one hundred appeals, and successfully defend numerous patents in IPRs. He has extensive experience in obtaining and protecting his clients’ patent rights at every stage before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

He has built up an impressive catalogue of work, including experience with numerous Global 500 companies, start-ups, and individuals in the procurement of patents in the United States and abroad. His skillset has seen him work across a diverse range of technologies, including polymers, small molecules, pharmaceutical formulations, lubricants, metal alloys, paints, adhesives, thin film multilayers, nonaqueous electrolyte solutions, lithium batteries, and organic electroluminescence devices.

Prior to forming Element IP, Beau worked as a Senior Associate at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P. Preceding his time at Oblon, he was an Affiliate Professor of Chemistry at Loyola University Maryland.

Credentials

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Ph.D., University of Colorado, Chemistry; Thesis: New Surface Chemistries for the Atomic Layer Deposition of Oxides and Nitrides, summa cum laude
  • B.S., University of Georgia, Chemistry, cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Drafting and prosecuting applications for a Global 500 company
  • Successfully representing a Patent Owner in a series of inter partes reviews involving claims directed to chemical compounds and organic electroluminescence devices
  • Successfully representing a Patent Owner in several inter partes reviews involving claims directed to nonaqueous electrolyte solutions and secondary batteries

RECOGNITION

  • Leadership Scholar, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Certificate in Environmental Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law