Boston, Mass. (June 8, 2009) – McCarter & English announced today that David Burns has joined the firm as a partner in the Boston office. Mr. Burns has established himself as a top intellectual property lawyer specializing in the areas of medical devices and high technology following a successful career as an electrical engineer at Raytheon Company.
“We are pleased to welcome David to the firm,” said William Heller, chair of the Intellectual Property/Information Technology Practice at McCarter & English. “His knowledge and experience in the areas of medical devices and high technology will enhance our established and growing intellectual property practice and serve as a strong complement to the array of services we offer our clients.”
Mr. Burns comes to McCarter & English from the Boston firm Lahive & Cockfield. He follows a 12-member life sciences patent prosecution team that came to McCarter & English from Lahive & Cockfield in March.
Mr. Burns’ practice focuses on the strategic development, protection and management of patent portfolios for clients. He manages and has managed a number of patent portfolios including portfolios having over 100 issued U.S. and International patents. He works in a range of fields including software, optical electronics, microprocessor architecture and circuitry, electromagnetics, engine control systems, biometrics, telecommunication architectures and devices, fuel cells, solar cells and semiconductor fabrication.
Mr. Burns has a JD, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School and a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
About the Intellectual Property/Information Technology Practice
McCarter & English’s full IP group, 45 intellectual property and information technology lawyers spanning its regional offices, ranks among the nation’s top 10 by number of patent cases in which it is counsel, according to the 2009 Law 360 Litigation Almanac.
About McCarter & English
McCarter & English, established more than 160 years ago, represents Fortune 500 and middle-market companies in their national, regional and local litigation and on important transactions. Its 400 attorneys are based in offices in Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Stamford and Wilmington. www.mccarter.com