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  • Education
    • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Baltimore, 1966, Heuisler Honor Society
    • B.S., University of Maryland, 1963, Chemical Engineering
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • District of Columbia, 1974
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1968
    • Maryland, 1966
As a former patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Burt Amernick uses his extensive knowledge and experience to adeptly guide clients through every phase of the patent process, including:
  • Patent counseling
  • Patent opinions
  • Due diligence
  • Licensing and transactions
  • Prosecution
  • Reissue and reexamination
He has a background in chemical engineering and specializes in providing business managers, engineers and scientists with an understanding of patents and trademarks. He is the author of Patent Law for the Non-Lawyer: A Guide for the Engineer, Technologist and Manager.

  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications for producing Clofarabine (Clolar), which is a purine nucleoside antimetabolite for treating relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia in children. 
  • Prepared and Prosecuted patent application for Peramivir, which is an antiviral used for treating influenza. 
  • Prosecuted patent application for Azithromycin which is an antibiotic useful for treating bacterial infections.
  • Prosecuted patent application for Tolterodine (Detrol, Detrusitol), which is an antimuscainic drug that is used for symptomatic treatment of urinary incontinence. 
  • Prosecuted patent applications for Sculptra injections, a polylactic acid injectable dermal filler used to treat facial volume loss.
  • Prepared and Prosecuted patent application that was the basis for an Inventor of the Year Award by the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

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Patent Law for Managers, Engineers and Scientists
Sponsored by The Center of Professional Advancement
Course co-director and lecturer
1979-present
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Patents
Encyclopedia of Food Science and Technology.
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
1991
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Protection of Intellectual Property
Ch. 16 Food Product Development-From Concept to Marketplace
Ernst Graf and Israel Sam Saguy, Eds. Chapman and Hall
1990
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Patent Law for the Guide for the Engineer, Technologist and Manager
New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold
First Edition: 1986
Second Edition: 1991
1986
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Essentials of Patent Law
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 81, No. 19, pp1450-1454