Vedder Price

John K. Burke

Associate

John K. Burke is an Associate at Vedder Price and a member of the Intellectual Property group in the firm’s Chicago office.

Mr. Burke counsels clients in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters. He has prosecuted patent and trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and has drafted patent applications covering a variety of technologies, ranging from electrical and mechanical devices to software and business methods. Mr. Burke has experience assisting clients in enforcing intellectual property rights in U.S. district court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Burke also advises clients on monetizing intellectual property through licensing and sales agreements and by conducting patent validity and infringement analyses.

While attending law school, Mr. Burke worked under the tutelage of Vedder Price attorneys for three years as an intellectual property clerk, gaining experience on a wide range of intellectual property matters. He gained further practical experience advising clients in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret matters as a member of Notre Dame Law School’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic.

Prior to law school, Mr. Burke spent three summers working at a major semiconductor manufacturer and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Burke is licensed to practice before the USPTO.

John K. Burke

Associate

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 2013, magna cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2010
  • University of Notre Dame, B.S., 2009, cum laude

John K. Burke

Associate

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2012

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2013

John K. Burke

Associate

Blogs

Mr. Burke contributes to our Media & Privacy Risk Report blog. To view it, please click here.