James M. Burke
(303) 863-2998

1560 Broadway
Suite #1200
Denver, CO 80202

Jim Burke counsels clients in all areas of patent prosecution including counseling clients on portfolio protection strategies, patentability analysis, and drafting applications and freedom to operate opinions.  

His experience includes work across a wide range of mechanical arts including medical and drug delivery devices, packaging technology, manufacturing and assembly methods, outdoor and recreation gear, bicycle components, structural components, and tooling and hardware.

Mr. Burke works with sole inventors, small and emerging businesses and well-established companies to help them evaluate their intellectual property in various marketplaces.  His practice regularly includes freedom-to-operate and invalidity opinions, interviewing inventors, drafting applications and prosecuting patents before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and abroad.  Mr. Burke also has experience in intellectual property litigation before U.S. Federal Courts.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Burke’s studies related to fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, materials science, and engineering statistics.  Mr. Burke conducted NASA funded experimental research through Tufts University and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama related to the high-speed solidification of steel alloys.  Mr. Burke also has project management experience in large scale power generation and energy delivery installations.

Patent Prosecution
Technology Transactions and Licensing
Patent Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Green Technology
Mechanical Engineering

Suffolk University Law School (J.D., 2009)

Tufts University (M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2006)

Tufts University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2004)

United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2010

Colorado, 2009

United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2009

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Colorado Rising Star, 2014-2018.

Co-Author — J. M. Burke, A. J. Mueller, D. J. Fair, and D. M. Matson, “Application of EM Levitation Processing: Fundamental Studies of Steel Rapid Solidification”, in Electromagnetics in Materials Processing, R. W. Hyers, D. M. Matson, and D. J. Williams, eds., proceedings of TMS MS&T 2005, TMS Press, Warrendale PA, (2006), [CDROM] pp. 71-78.