Mr. Burow is repeatedly named to the Super Lawyers magazine’s list of top Illinois lawyers in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation. The top lawyers are chosen through a peer balloting process and through the independent research of Law & Politics magazine.
Mr. Burow’s cases have spanned such technologies and products as DNA mutation detection systems, cellular communication systems, base station antenna systems, radar systems, video content delivery systems, computer communications and networks, firearms, contact lenses, railway components, automotive equipment, and athletic footwear.
In addition to litigation, Mr. Burow spends a significant amount of time handling complex intellectual property related transactions, including patent license agreements, as well as feasibility, research, joint development and supply agreements. He has also prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in various technical subject matters such as medical surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment, computer communications and interfaces, optical reading devices, actuation devices, automotive-related devices, packaging, containers and container handling systems, railcar components and numerous other electromechanical devices and processes. Mr. Burow has handled numerous inter partes reexamination proceedings.
Mr. Burow balances out his practice by serving as an adjunct professor at the Northwestern Law School teaching courses in intellectual property litigation. He has authored numerous articles on intellectual property law and has lectured on various intellectual property issues.
Mr. Burow is presently a member of and active in several professional organizations including the American Bar Association, The Richard Linn American Inn of Court, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, Illinois State Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi Honor Society, Chicago Bar Association, and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, where he is currently a member of the Litigation Committee.
Mr. Burow earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Juris Doctor degree from The John Marshall Law School where he was an editor of The John Marshall Law Review. Prior to joining Banner & Witcoff, he held engineering positions in the aerospace field and power transmission industry. Mr. Burow is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Burow practices in the Chicago office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.