WASHINGTON–LAWFUEL – The Law Jobs & Law Newswire – Hunton & Williams LLP today announced that it has named Brian M. Buroker as head of its intellectual property practice. Buroker, 37, focuses his practice on ecommerce, telecommunications, business method and software patent litigation, as well as reexamination, licensing, prosecution and counseling. A former patent examiner in the software arts, he has litigated several closely watched cases for the IP community such as MercExchange v. eBay et al., in which he serves as counsel for patent holder MercExchange.
“Brian has a long been the ‘go-to’ IP lawyer for many of our most significant clients,” said Wally Martinez, the firm’s managing partner. “He has earned the respect of not only his clients but also his colleagues throughout the firm. We look forward to the talent and energy that he will bring to his leadership of the IP group.”
“Having worked with Brian on several cases, I know that his stature as both a litigator and seasoned counsel to his clients is unparalleled and he will bring that dedication to his new role,” added Frank E. Emory Jr., head of the firm’s litigation department which includes IP among its many practice areas.
Buroker holds a J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University and a B.S. cum laude in both electrical and computer engineering from North Carolina State University.
Hunton & Williams’ IP practice, comprised of nearly 100 attorneys and other professionals, includes 8 PhDs, 19 former US Patent and Trademark Office examiners, and 3 former corporate in-house counsel, as well as former judicial clerks. A few of its significant IP representations include the widely publicized multimillion dollar patent infringement litigation MercExchange LLC v. eBay, Inc. and Half.com, Inc.; defense of Bank of America in a patent infringement suit related to S1’s Purchase Order Processing System (POPs); and NTP’s multimillion-dollar settlement with Research In Motion. The firm has been named a firm of choice for corporate America in Who Protects IP America by IP Law & Business magazine; profiled by IP Law360 magazine; and is listed as a “go to” firm in the upcoming May 14 issue of Fortune magazine for litigation or IP litigation by Altria Group, Circuit City Stores, CIT Group, Performance Food Group, Ryder System, Smithfield Foods, TXU Corp. and US Airways.
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Hunton & Williams LLP provides legal services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals, as well as to a broad array of other entities. Since our establishment more than a century ago, Hunton & Williams has grown to more than 975 attorneys serving clients in 100 countries from 19 offices around the world. While our practice has a strong industry focus on energy, financial services, and life sciences, the depth and breadth of our experience extends to more than 100 separate practice areas, including bankruptcy and creditors rights, commercial litigation, corporate transactions and securities law, intellectual property, international and government relations, regulatory law, products liability, and privacy and information management. For more information about Hunton & Williams, visit our website at www.hunton.com.