Partner at Osha Liang LLP in Houston
Ms. Burton has extensive experience in domestic and foreign design and utility patent preparation and prosecution, IP counseling, and intellectual asset management. Her practice also includes licensing, dispute resolution, and post-grant proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  With respect to patent preparation and prosecution, Ms. Burton’s involvement can begin as early as mining inventions or evaluation of invention disclosures, patentability analysis, drafting of the patent application, filing of the application, responding to office actions, examiner interviews, and appeals. In the area of IP counseling, Ms. Burton frequently renders opinions regarding infringement, validity, freedom to operate; counsels clients on patent design-around strategies and the strength of patents in anticipation of litigation; leads numerous brainstorming sessions to strengthen IP portfolios, and conducts intellectual property due diligence.  Ms. Burton is currently the President of the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association.