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

Representative Cases

  • Gaymar Industries, Inc. v. Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products, Inc., et al. (United States District Court Western District Of New York)
  • Klosterbrauerei Andechs v. Andechs Trading Company (United States Patent And Trademark Office Before The Trademark Trial And Appeal Board)
  • The Couple To Couple League International, Incorporated v. John F. Kippley, et al. (United States Southern District Of Ohio Western Division)
  • Martin Kampitch, et al., v. Robert Lach, et al. (United States District Court For The District Of Rhode Island)
  • New Creative Enterprises, Inc. v. Team Beans, LLC d/b/a Forever Collectibles (United States District Court For The Southern District Of Ohio Western Division)
  • Fieldturf International, Inc., et al., v. The Motz Group, Inc. (United States District Court For The Southern District Of Ohio Western Division)
  • Neil Sater D/B/A Wind Wonders By Neil Sater, V. Red Carpet Studios, LLC, et al. (United States District Court Central District Of California Southern Division)
  • Dr. Tassilo Bonzel v. Pfizer, Inc., et al. (State Of Minnesota In Court Of Appeals)
  • Dr. Tassilo Bonzel v. Pfizer, Inc., et al. (Federal Court of Appeals For the Federal Circuit)
  • Ohio Medical Instrument Company, Inc. v. Johnson & Johnson Professional, Inc. (United States District Court Eastern District Of Kentucky Covington Division)

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