Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, L.L.P.
Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, L.L.P., has long been one of America’s prominent law firms specializing in intellectual property. With offices near the Patent and Trademark Office in Virginia, Silicon Valley, and the Research Triangle in North Carolina, we have a tradition of helping innovators in all areas of science and technology. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Burns Doane was at the forefront in the developing semiconductor industry. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, we pioneered IP legal services in cellular communications, biotechnology, and the Internet explosion. Since 1992, Burns Doane has helped create and protect intellectual property in nanotechnology. Today, our lawyers are active in all these areas. At Burns Doane, we not only prepare and prosecute patent and trademark applications in the U.S. and abroad, we defend them through litigation, interference proceedings, and appeals, and advise how to license Intellectual Property rights effectively. Our high standards for excellence and dedication to our clients' needs explain why we still serve our first client after more than 65 years.