Kelly Burris is chair of Brinks’ Green Technology Practice Group and focuses her practice on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications in the mechanical, material science, and electrical arts. She also prepares clearance/freedom-to-practice opinions, drafts and negotiates licensing agreements and joint development agreements, and supports patent and trademark litigation, including client counseling, discovery, depositions and brief writing. Ms. Burris is also involved in due diligence with mergers and acquisitions, transactional matters, management and administration of corporate intellectual property portfolios and policies, and strategic competitive intelligence.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Burris spent more than 11 years in the aerospace industry with McDonnell Douglas and Boeing, where she worked in diverse areas such as advanced composite materials, advanced design, production manufacturing, ballistics research, and most recently, in virtual reality and CAD/CAM technology and applications. Ms. Burris also holds a U.S. Patent in the area of fiber optics.