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Burton A. Amernick

Senior Partner, Polsinelli LLC


Burton A. Amernick is a senior partner in the law firm of Polsinelli LLC, a General Practice National AM LAW 100 law firm, where he specializes in patent and trademark causes. In 2020, US News and World Report in their Best Law Firm Listing ranked Polsinelli LLC in Tier One for Patent Law. He was a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office before beginning private practice.

Mr. Amernick received the B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was admitted to the Heuisler Honor Society. Mr. Amernick is admitted to the bars of the State of Maryland, District of Columbia, U.S. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Claims, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is the author of Patent Law for the Non-Lawyer: A Guide for the Engineer, Technologist and Manager, Chapman and Hall; Essentials of Patent Law, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 81, No. 19, pp. 1450-1454; Protection of Intellectual Property, Food Product Development: From Concept to the Marketplace, Chapter 16, Van Nostrand Reinhold; and Patents, Encyclopedia of Food Science and Technology, John Wiley & Sons.

Mr. Amernick has received the Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rating for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, and has been selected as a top rated lawyer in Intellectual Property by American Law Media and Martindale Hubbell and Top Patent Prosecutor by Patent Review Patent Buddy.

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