Thomas R. Burns, Jr. is an intellectual property and international trade attorney specializing in Section 337 investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and intellectual property litigation in U.S. district courts. Thomas represents foreign and domestic clients in a wide range of industries, and counsels clients on various intellectual property issues involving patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
Prior to joining the firm, Thomas practiced at a large international firm where he also specialized in Section 337 litigation and U.S. district court litigation on various intellectual property issues involving patents and trademarks.
Thomas applies this experience to represent clients on issues specific to the ITC, as well as on patent related issues in Section 337 investigations and in U.S district courts. He has represented clients at each stage of ITC and district court litigation, as well as on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In particular, Thomas has extensive experience working with economic experts and client representatives in both establishing and challenging domestic industries. He is also experienced in evaluating the available remedies and jurisdictional limits of the ITC.
Thomas is a contributing author to the second edition of the American Bar Association’s book entitled "A Lawyer’s Guide to Section 337 Investigations Before the U.S. International Trade Commission."
While in law school, Thomas was student attorney in The Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic.