David A. Burge Co., L.P.A.

Firm Overview

The firm focuses on work conducted before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office -- on preparing, filing and prosecuting design and utility patent applications, and trademark applications to protect mechanical innovations, industrial and production processes, medical devices, and electro-mechanical devices and systems. The firm services a large number of independent inventors as well as small and large companies and corporations.

Main Office
2901 South Park Boulevard
Cleveland  OH  44120-1842
  • (216) 921-8900
  • (216) 921-0209


Free Initial Consultation?
First consultation and confirming letter are without cost to potential new clients.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We have a low hourly rate of $150/hr, and competitively quote on preparation of applications and other major work.
Hourly Rates
Yes -- $150/hr

Office Information

Office Hours
10-5 Weekdays ordinarily, but happy to make appointments at other times convenient to clients.
Office Manager
No office manager -- contact Dave Burge -- he usually is the one answering the phone.
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
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Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

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What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

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How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

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Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

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What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Patent search work is a specialty actually quite widely performed for other patent attorneys. Design patent work is a focus, and has been a focus of the firm for many years. Provisional applications are filed for clients who understand the value of an early filing date in the USPTO.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

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Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

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Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

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David Burge

The firm was established in 1975 by its founder, David A. Burge, who earned his engineering degree with Highest Honors at the University of Illinois. His law degree was earned while doing patent work in the employ of General Electric's Patent Lawyer Training Program, beginning at Georgetown University, and concluding at the University of Louisville. David is the author of articles on patent and trademark protections, is a coauthor of the PATENTS chapter in engineering handbooks published by John Wiley & Sons, and wrote three editions of the hardback book PATENT & TRADEMARK TACTICS & PRACTICE. He has been active in bar association work, is past Chairman of the Young Lawyers Section of the Cleveland Bar Association, and also maintains active memberships in groups such as the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

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  • Bar Number: 0005705
    Ohio , 1971

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