Margaret Burke graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT-United States) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering in 1986, focusing on semiconductors and other materials for electronic applications. She also undertook substantial coursework in mechanical engineering. She completed Juris Doctor and Master of Laws in Intellectual Property degrees at George Mason University in 1992 and 2003, respectively.
Margaret has served at the United States Patent & Trademark Office as both a Chemical Patent Examiner and as an Electrical Patent Examiner. She also has extensive experience working in-house as a Patent Attorney and as Intellectual Property Counsel in private technological institutions such as AT&T Bell Laboratories, Ciena Corporation and Seneca Networks. Margaret also has international experience as a patent attorney for six years at a Tokyo IP law firm, Taiyo, Nakajima, & Kato.
Her patent prosecution experience and opinion work covers a wide range of technologies including the technical fields of displays, photographic materials, imaging devices, printers, cameras, automotive parts, semiconductors, microelectronic devices, fiber optic systems, and biomedical devices. She has also engaged in intellectual property strategy, patent portfolio development, product design review, and review of existing patents in a wide range of technologies.
Juris Doctor (J.D.), George Mason University (United States)
Master of Laws (LL.M.), George Mason University (United States)
B.Sc. (Materials Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)