Fish & Richardson, a global market leader in intellectual property litigation, continues growing its range of industry knowledge with the addition of Jeff Burton and Tim Rawson in the firm’s San Diego-based, Southern California office.
Burton, a former Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Officer who completed two overseas deployments, focuses his patent litigation practice on electrical and computer technologies, telecommunications, medical devices and nanotechnology. During law school, he served as a law clerk for both the U.S. Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Today, Burton maintains an active Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information security clearance.
He earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2019 and is a 2011 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy where he received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. Burton is admitted to practice law in California and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Rawson’s practice involves all aspects of IP litigation and advising, with an emphasis on patent litigation. He works predominately with clients in the telecommunications, gaming, automotive, food and beverage, consumer products and semiconductor industries. He has also represented low-income startups and nonprofits on a pro bono basis regarding intellectual property matters.
Before joining Fish, Rawson practiced IP law in the Los Angeles office of a large international law firm for three years and served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as well as the Honorable K. Nicole Mitchell of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. A Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas, he has extensive mechanical engineering experience in missile control and aircraft system design.
Rawson earned his J.D. in 2014 from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he served as the Pepperdine Law Review’s Digital Media Editor, and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2004. During law school, he worked as a Judicial Intern in the Eastern District of Texas. He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Supreme Court, USPTO, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
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