Thomas J. Burger

Thomas J. Burger

Cincinnati, Ohio

Thomas J. Burger is a Partner with Wood, Herron & Evans and is involved in all phases of the firm's IP practice. Admitted to the Ohio bar in 1986, Thomas is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He specializes in representing both U.S. and non-U.S. clients, primarily in acquisition, enforcement and defense of patent and trademark rights.

Prior to joining Wood, Herron & Evans in 1986, Thomas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1982 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1986.

Tom and his wife Susan have four children.

Areas of Practice

  • Patents
  • Post Grant Options
  • Trademarks
  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution
  • Licensing

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1986
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit


  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • Juris Doctor - 1986
  • University of Notre Dame
    • B.S. - 1982
    • Major: Electrical Engineering

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Cincy IP, Past President
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners (IPO)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • German Association for Industrial Property Law and Copyright (GRUR)
  • National Lawyers Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Notre Dame Club of Greater Cincinnati, Past President and active member
  • Munich Sister City Association, Past Officer
  • St. Antoninus Church: Parish Counsel, Athletic Club Board, Coach