R. Burns Israelsen

R. Burns Israelsen

Registered Patent Attorney • Partner

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D 435.252.1369 O 801.297.1850
Salt Lake City

Languages: Spanish


  • J. D., Harvard Law School

  • B.S., magna cum laude, Utah State University, Mechanical Engineering


Patent Prosecution • Trademark Prosecution • Copyright Registration • International Prosecution of Intellectual Property

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.