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Brian Buroker is a partner in Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice. Mr. Buroker focuses on intellectual property disputes and licensing, with expertise in patent and trade secret trials and appeals, having tried patent cases, litigated many patent cases to resolution, argued cases at the Federal Circuit and handled complex patent reexaminations, Post Grant Review proceedings and Inter Partes Review proceedings at the U.S. Patent Office. Mr. Buroker also guides clients through complex transactions involving intellectual property rights, including settlement, licensing, and other IP transactions.
Mr. Buroker has extensive experience in a wide range of technologies, including computer software, electronics, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and consumer products. In 2017, IAM Patent 1000 ranked Mr. Buroker as a top Litigation attorney. Mr. Buroker has been named a 2015 "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. In 2017 and 2013, he was ranked as a Litigation Star in Washington, D.C. by Institutional Investor’s Benchmark Litigation Guide. He was also selected by Chambers and Partners in its 2017, 2016, 2014 and 2012 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business Guide as a Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property in Washington, D.C. and was named a 2012 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer for intellectual property litigation. He was also recommended by Legal 500 for Patent Litigation: Hi-Tech Electronics/ IT in 2008.
Mr. Buroker has handled patent infringement actions in the most active patent dockets, including the Eastern District of Virginia, Eastern District of Texas, Delaware, Northern District of Illinois, Northern District of California and the Southern District of New York and the United States International Trade Commission. He has handled numerous IP arbitrations yielding successful results for his clients. He has also argued and won eight appeals at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a former law clerk at the Federal Circuit, having clerked for Judge William C. Bryson.
Mr. Buroker has advised clients on a wide range of IP transactions as well, including licensing of patents, trade secrets, trademarks and other intellectual property.
* Includes matters handled prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Mr. Buroker received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 1996, where he served as an editor of The Georgetown Law Journal. He graduated cum laude from North Carolina State University in 1992 with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, where he was also a Caldwell Scholar.
Mr. Buroker is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Fourth Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Eastern District of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He is also registered to practice at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Speaker, "Panel Discussion: Alice Corp Pty. v. CLS Bank" at the Florida Bar 6th Annual Intellectual Property Law Symposium in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Feb. 2015)
Speaker, "Alice Arrived and Look What Happened: A review of the Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision and its impact on patents" at the New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association Patent Litigation Seminar in Iselin, NJ (March 2015)
Georgetown University - 1996 Juris Doctor
North Carolina State University - 1992 Bachelor of Science
District of Columbia Bar