Award-Winning Intellectual Property Law Firm

Gardner, Linn, Burkhart & Flory, LLP specializes in the protection, enforcement, and defense of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as unfair competition and related agreements. Our attorneys are highly skilled at complex litigation, including Inter Partes Review (IPR) and other post-grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, which enhances our ability to provide customized and effective intellectual property protection strategies. From our offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we represent clients in the United States and throughout the world, ranging from large, multi-national corporations to sole-proprietorships and individuals.

Gardner, Linn, Burkhart & Flory, LLP maintains the highest standards of professionalism, while retaining Midwest values and prioritizing communication and client relationships. Our Grand Rapids-based attorneys regularly attend continuing legal education seminars, and are frequently called upon to present on intellectual property topics in a range of venues.

Gardner, Linn, Burkhart & Flory, LLP has been given the highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is consistently ranked as a Tier-1 law firm by U.S. News & World Report for all intellectual property categories, including patent law and intellectual property litigation. Individual attorneys in the firm have also received the highest AV rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, and are frequently recognized in the Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property, in the Grand Rapids Magazine as Best Lawyers in West Michigan by specialty in intellectual property practice, and in Michigan Super Lawyers in intellectual property.

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On January 15, 2016, the Supreme Court decided to consider whether Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings will continue to function under the rules that have resulted in an unprecedentedly high rate of patent invalidations. The case to be heard is Cuo… Read More
Gardner, Linn, Burkhart & Flory, LLP is pleased to announce that the firm and its attorneys have again been honored as among the best intellectual property firms and practitioners in the nation.  Don Gardner, Terry Linn, Fred Burkhart, Tim Flory… Read More
On November 20, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office launched “Global Dossier,” available at, which provides access to patent applications and their corresponding prosecution histories in the U.S.,… Read More

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