Burningham Business Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation, and General Corporate Counsel

Brent M. Burningham, JD, MBA

Registered Patent Attorney

Founder of Burningham Business Law, Brent M. Burningham concentrates his practice on providing strategic and tactical legal services to a wide range of business clients operating in domestic and foreign markets. As a registered patent attorney and former general counsel to multiple private corporations, Mr. Burningham structures entities and helps build shareholder value by acquiring, exploiting and enforcing intellectual property rights through prosecution of patent, trademark and copyright applications, and negotiating licenses and technology transfer agreements. The breadth of his legal practice spans transaction support, private financing, mergers and acquisitions, exit planning, international trade, and all customary dispute resolution methods.

With a career that includes over a decade of in-house corporate practice experience, Mr. Burningham is also well-suited to provide general counsel services on a contract basis, or build and manage larger legal teams including the selection and management of counsel in other jurisdictions, or the retention of special counsel if your unique circumstances warrant it.

Past Experience

Prior to founding his own practice, Mr. Burningham served as General Counsel to 3form, Inc., an industry pioneering manufacturer of architectural panels, and Albion Laboratories, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mineral nutritional supplements, mineral pharmaceutical ingredients, and food and agricultural fortificants. Previously, Mr. Burningham joined the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP ("PwC"), where he worked in the Technology, Information, Communication and Entertainment ("TICE") practice group in its Boston, Massachussetts office. Primary client assignments included Tyco International (NYSE:TYC) and Genzyme Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:SNY), as well as many lesser-known high-tech and bio-tech companies, allowing Mr. Burningham to be involved in several significant international mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and intellectual property licensing transactions and valuations. Operating in this abundantly intellectual property-driven practice led Mr. Burningham to become a registered patent attorney and return to corporate practice.

Mr. Burningham started his entrepreneur-focused career as a law clerk in the legal department of intermountain conglomerate Sinclair Oil Corporation, which includes an integrated oil and gas operation, as well as hotel chains and resort and recreational development. Thereafter, he joined a Salt Lake City based litigation firm where he was tapped for his first in-house counsel position at MarketStar, Inc, an outsource marketing service provider, before joining PwC.

Scope of Practice, Admissions

Mr. Burningham is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the state and federal courts situated within the State of Utah, and the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Burningham also represents clients from numerous jurisdictions in federal and international regulatory matters. Further, he is capable of providing corporate governance and general counsel services, and coordinating the delivery of complex legal services through his worldwide professional network.

Associations and Memberships

He is the current chairman of the International Law Section of the Utah State Bar and a former member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Licensing Executive Society (LES), and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). He received his Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration degrees, respectively, from the J. Reuben Clark Law School and the Marriott School of Management of Brigham Young University.

Mailing Address:

Burningham Business Law
PO Box 12
Kaysville, UT 84037

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+1 (866) 795-5089

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