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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
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
    • United States Supreme Court

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 application preparation and prosecution, patent counseling, patent opinions, due diligence, licensing and transactions, 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
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Encyclopedia of Food Science and Technology.
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
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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
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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
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Essentials of Patent Law
Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Vol. 81, No. 19, pp1450-1454