With a background in chemical/biochemical engineering and nearly three decades of experience, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector clients turn to John Burke for patent counsel. His work includes crafting an overall strategy aligning business with intellectual property, performing opinion work, negotiating license agreements, conducting due diligence, and prosecuting patent applications. John is continually ranked by leading industry publications including IAM Patent 1000, which notes that he is “well known for his excellent work in the pharmaceutical field” and “excellent to deal with on a business level.”
Having previously led patent practices for the regional offices of several international and national law firms, John possesses a unique in-house perspective that bolsters his practice. He also served as general counsel for Deltagen, a functional genomics and drug discovery company located in the San Francisco bay area, and as corporate patent counsel for Cortech, a Denver-based biopharmaceutical company.