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Burman Y. Mathis, III


George Mason University School of Law, J.D.

 Hopkins University, M.S. Electrical Engineering

Vanderbilt University, B.S. Electrical Engineering/Math


District of Columbia



Mr. Mathis concentrates his practice in intellectual property with a particular focus on patent preparation and prosecution. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has experience in the drafting and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications for Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and startup ventures. Mr. Mathis also has experience in conducting freedom-to-operate, non-infringement and invalidity investigations, and drafting formal opinions on such.

Mr. Mathis has particular technical expertise in electrical engineering and computer software and hardware. Mr. Mathis’ experience covers a wide variety of highly-technical subject matter, including wireless communications, analog electronics, image processing, semiconductor devices and processes, printers and copiers, projectors, cameras, speech recognition and synthesis, xerography, cryptography, control systems, database management software, magnetic and optical disc technologies, fiber optics, MEMS technologies, nanosensors, GPS navigation systems, data storage devices, software and computer networking.

Mr. Mathis graduated from The George Mason School of Law in 1999 and was a member of the Intellectual Property Law Association. Prior to that he completed his undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University where he received a B.S. in electrical engineering and math, and received an M.S. in electrical engineering from The Johns Hopkins University with a focus on signal processing.

Mr. Mathis has served as attorney with a number of large general purpose firms and smaller patent boutiques in the Washington, DC area. During this time, Mr. Mathis supervised preparation and prosecution matters, and served on several litigation trial teams. Prior to going into law, Mr. Mathis served as an independent engineering design consultant to a variety of telecommunications, aerospace and defense companies. 

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