R. Burns Israelsen

Registered Patent Attorney Shareholder

R. Burns Israelsen

Office: 801.297.1850

Direct: 435.252.1369

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R. Burns Israelsen

Registered Patent Attorney Shareholder

Burns’ practice includes corporate patent portfolio strategies and patent application preparation and prosecution, domestically and internationally. He has experience in technology patents, including computer software and hardware, consumer electronic devices, optics, telecommunications, and mechanical systems. He works with individual inventors, start-up companies, and major corporations.

Burns is a former equity shareholder and former Board of Directors member at a major IP law firm in Salt Lake City. He’s also a former adjunct professor at the S. J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah and a former adjunct faculty member at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He has lectured at professional conferences and organizations, including the Licensing Executives Society and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Burns is the proud father of four, a big college basketball fan, and a meteorology hobbyist. He once measured an air temperature of -64 degrees in the Utah mountains, a state record.

  • Education
    • J. D., Harvard Law School, 1997
    • B.S., magna cum laude, Utah State University, Mechanical Engineering, 1994
  • Practice Focus
    • U.S. Patent Prosecution
    • U.S. Trademark Prosecution
    • U.S. Copyright Registrations
    • International Prosecution of Intellectual Property
    • Licensing, Other Transactional Work & Client Counseling
    • U.S. and Foreign Licensing of Intellectual Property Rights, Including Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, and Know How
    • European Patent and Trademark Oppositions
    • Non-Competition Covenants
    • Non-Disclosure Agreements
    • Patentability Opinions
    • Trademark Searches and Clearance Opinions
  • Technical Experience
    • Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering
    • Manufacturing Equipment
    • Medical and Dental Device Technology
    • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electromechanical Systems
    • Semiconductors
    • Telecommunications
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Computer Systems, Software & E-Commerce
    • Business Methods & Information Technology
    • Hardware Systems
    • Software Systems and Architecture
    • E-Commerce Technologies and Business Methods
    • Internet Technologies
    • Physics & Optics
  • Professional Admissions & Associations
    • Utah State Bar
    • Registered Patent Attorney
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Second Language
    • Spanish