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Justin Burnam is an associate in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Burnam’s practice focuses on intellectual property and government contracting issues. His experience includes representing clients in patent litigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), providing strategic patent advice to life science clients regarding Orange Book listing and other Hatch-Waxman issues, advising government contractors regarding intellectual property and data rights under the Bayh-Dole Act, and advising on various patent policy issues.

Mr. Burnam is a member of the Bar of Virginia. District of Columbia bar application pending; supervised by principals of the firm.

  • Representing patent owner in post grant review (PGR) to defend a patent relating to a cancer treatment method.
  • Representing petitioner in inter partes review (IPR) challenge of a patent related to computerized vision testing.
  • Advising a pharmaceutical and medical device company regarding intellectual property and data rights for government contractors under the Bayh-Dole Act. 
  • Providing patent analysis and Orange Book listing advice to a major pharmaceutical company.
  • Providing strategic pre-litigation assessment and Hatch-Waxman advice to a bioscience company. 
  • Advising on patent policy issues relating to subject matter eligibility and the Bayh-Dole Act.

Pro Bono

  • Prepared a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of Family Members of Soldiers Named on the Peace Cross in American Legion v. American Humanist Association (No. 17-1717).
  • Drafted a U.S. patent application directed to a seed-planting device for use in developing countries on behalf of a non-profit organization.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Giles S. Rich Inn of Court
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association