Intellectual Property Seminar Series: Patents Litigation

As a part of the Intellectual Property Seminar Series, the Georgia Tech PTRC/Georgia Tech Library is hosting this seminar focusing on patent trolls. Patent litigation has been called the “sport of kings” simply because it is so expensive. Traditionally, a company’s temptation to sue for patent infringement was mitigated by the possibility of being countersued by the defendant, who also had a cache of patents. Non-practicing entities make no products, eliminating this mitigating factor. Please join Mr. Philip Burrus, an experienced IP attorney, for a talk on patent litigation, and how to deal with a patent droll. This talk will include a review of patents, patent infringement, a discussion of non-practicing entities, litigation tactics, and recent changes to the law in response to an increase in offensive litigation by non-practicing entities.

Schedule of Program:

Program starts: 2 p.m.

Program ends: 3 p.m.

Speaker's Bio

Mr. Philip Burrus worked with Motorola, Inc. from 1997 through 2005. Serving as Senior Patent Counsel, he was solely responsible for the intellectual property prosecution and portfolio management of the Energy Systems Group, a $700 million business. In 2005, to answer the needs of in-house counsel across Atlanta, he founded the Burrus Intellectual Property Law Group.

Mr. Burrus has extensive experience with intellectual property prosecution, as well as portfolio development and management, for businesses both small and large. With degrees in engineering, business and law, as well as experience as an entrepreneur, he brings a broad and dynamic perspective to intellectual property issues.

Phillip holds a Master of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a Master of Business Administration as well as a Juris Doctor from Emory University.

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Event Details


  • Thursday, July 27, 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Room 102, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons (266 4th Street)

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