Howard Susser, JD, Partner & Chair, IP Litigation, Burns & Levinson LLP
Howard Susser is a Partner and Chair of IP Litigation in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group. He is also a member of the Firm’s Business Litigation, International, Life Sciences and Science & Technology Groups. He has extensive experience in litigation involving patent, trademark, false advertising, unfair competition, copyright, licensing, trade secret, employment and antitrust laws. For over three decades, Howard has litigated intellectual property cases in the nation’s courts concerning diverse high tech and life sciences industries. A member of the Patent Bar with an engineering background, Howard advises clients at the intersection of science, technology, and law. He has represented clients in computer hardware and software, telecommunications, electronics, Internet, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical device, chemicals, and numerous other high and low technology industries as to intellectual property and related matters. Howard has conducted numerous commercial arbitration and mediation proceedings involving intellectual property. If litigation cannot be avoided through alternative dispute resolution techniques or negotiation, he brings a hands-on, detail-oriented style to the table, and develops close client relationships to understand and efficiently achieve a client’s business objectives. Howard regularly counsels clients in complex business transactions involving intellectual property assets, including drafting and negotiating research and development, sales and license agreements, and supporting M&A, funding rounds and other due diligence. Howard also counsels clients regarding patent prosecution, and has conducted U.S. Patent & Trademark Office proceedings, including inter partes reviews, patent reexaminations and interferences, as well as trademark oppositions and cancellations.