Daniel J. Burnham

Daniel J. Burnham

Nixon Peabody LLP

Recognized since 2019

Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Patent Law

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Dan Burnham has a comprehensive intellectual property practice that encompasses a diverse range of sophisticated technologies and legal issues. He is a registered patent attorney who represents clients in federal courts and at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

What do you focus on?

I utilize my engineering experience to work closely with clients in the product development process, helping to avoid competitive patents and ensure commercial exploitation of new products through effective intellectual property protection.

I have significant experience in developing and managing patent and trademark portfolios for small, emerging-growth companies as well as for large, established corporations. I have been involved in numerous litigation matters and ADR proceedings in the United States, Europe and China. Negotiating and drafting license agreements and other technology-related contracts is another practice area that I am frequently called upon to handle.

By combining my practical, hands-on industry experience with knowledge of key aspects of intellectual property law, I provide my domestic and international clients with strategic intellectual property counseling that helps them achieve their business objectives.

Representative areas of technical knowledge:

  • Semiconductor laser diodes
  • Medical devices
  • Gaming software and processes
  • MEMS devices
  • Digital-dentistry software and processes
  • Coin and currency machines
  • Laser systems
  • Casino gaming machines
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Acoustic transducers
  • Surface treatment technology
  • Consumer products
  • Pipe repair technology
  • Hearing aids
  • Dental implant systems
  • Consumer packaging

  • 70 West Madison Street, Suite 5200
    Chicago, IL 60602-4378
  • Saint Louis University, J.D.
  • University of Illinois - Chicago, B.S.M.E.
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, IL Bar Association
  • Missouri, MO Bar Association

Nixon Peabody LLP
Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Patent Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Arbitration
  • Litigation - Patent


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