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Jay I. Burns

Of Counsel

What you should know about me:

Prior to joining D&M, I gained valuable experience working as a mechanical development engineer in the gas turbine and mobile communications industries. My experiences taught me that open and honest communication with clients is key to understanding, pursuing, and accomplishing business goals. I enjoy applying my technical knowledge and unique experiences to support D&M’s clients…

Jay’s Experience

Jay handles a full range of intellectual property services with an emphasis on patent-related matters. Jay’s practice includes U.S. and international patent procurement, managing global IP portfolios, rendering patent-related opinions, drafting and negotiating agreements, and handling due diligence investigations.

Jay has experience in a variety of technologies in the thermal, mechanical, aero-mechanical, and electro-mechanical arts while specializing in gas turbine and power generation technologies.

Prior to joining D&M, Jay spent 5 years as a senior patent attorney for a leading power tools company that specializes in outdoor equiptment, hand tools, and floorcare products for professional and industrial users. In this role, Jay handled clearance/right-to-practice matters, IP monetization, and IP portfolio manangment.

Background & Credentials


  • Clemson University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1999)
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (J.D., 2007)


  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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