Gardner, Linn, Burkhart & Flory, LLP

Michigan Intellectual Property Attorneys

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Firm Overview

Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Gardner, Linn, Burkhart & Flory, LLP, specializes in the protection, enforcement, and defense of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, as well as unfair competition and related agreements.

Main Office


2851 Charlevoix DR SE STE 207
Grand Rapids  MI  49588

Phone
  • 616-975-5500
Fax
  • 616-975-5505

Terence Linn

Terry specializes in procuring and protecting intellectual property
rights.  He is a registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office and is admitted to State and Federal Courts in Michigan
and elsewhere.  Terry has represented clients in the Federal Courts
throughout the country, including appeals in patent litigation to the
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C., before the Board of
Patent Appeals and Interferences, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal
Board, and before the International Trade Commission.  Terry is a
mediator on the approved listing by the United States District Court for
the Western District of Michigan.  Terry has over twenty-five years of
experience in intellectual property law, with extensive experience in
intellectual property litigation and agreements.  For a number of years
Terry has been selected and named by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine, by
Best Lawyers in America and by Grand Rapids Magazine as one of
Michigan's best lawyers.

Donald Gardner

Don specializes in counseling and protection of intellectual property rights. He is a registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to State and Federal Courts in Michigan. With over thirty-eight years of experience, Don has experience in both domestic and international procurement of patent and trademark rights and copyright, and has successfully represented numerous clients before the U.S. Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Frederick Burkhart

Fred specializes in counseling and procuring of intellectual property rights and has extensive private practice and corporate experience in procuring advanced technology patents, including electronic, software, and business method patents, as well as medical device, mechanical and electro-mechanical patents.

Timothy Flory

Tim is a registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in Michigan. Tim specializes in the procurement of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent procurement. His emphasis includes procurement of mechanical, electro-mechanical, and process patents, as well as design patents.

Karl Ondersma

Karl is a registered Patent Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts in Michigan. Karl specializes in the procurement and protection of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent procurement and litigation.

Articles Written

The Patent Royalty 25% "Rule of Thumb"

Created On: 11/22/2011

A "rule of thumb" used by accounting experts for many years to approximate royalties in patent cases is no longer admissible in the courtroom.

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