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Edmund B. Burke
Attorney at Law
Emory University School of Law, J.D. (with distinction), 1977. Am Jur Awards in Corporations, Federal Equity. Order of the Coif.
Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. in Information and Computer Science, 1986.
Vanderbilt University, B.A. in history (cum laude), 1971. Deans List. Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (Vice President 1970).
Mr. Burke has practiced in large Atlanta-based firms, as General Counsel for a New York Stock Exchange company, and as a sole practitioner in Atlanta, Georgia
Contract, commercial and technology law.
Trademark, copyright and trade secrecy law.
Software and intellectual property licensing and associated services agreements.
Employment and independent contractor agreements.
Other commercial arrangements for the delivery of goods and services.
General commercial and corporate practice, including entity selection and formation, financing, venture capital arrangements, sale or acquisition of businesses, negotiation of purchase contracts, OEM and sales contracts and related commercial matters.
Management of federal trademark registration practice at two major Atlanta law firms.
Provision of counsel and assistance in all varieties of commercial litigation.
Representation of trademark owners in cybersquatting, typosquatting and domain name disputes.
Negotiation and drafting of numerous types of agreements, including settlement of commercial disputes, software licenses and complex distributor or sales representative agreements.
Strategic counsel on the use of contract systems and strategies.
Counsel in copyright matters, including registration and other matters in the Copyright Office.
Preparation of restrictive agreements including covenants not to compete and not to solicit in conformity with applicable state law.
Publications and Presentations
Technological Overview for Information/Computer Lawyers, Annual Computer Law Seminar, 1987, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (ICLE).
Trade Secret Protection for Computer Technology, Annual Computer Law Seminar, 1989, ICLE.
Software Licensing, Annual Computer Law Seminar, 1990, ICLE.
Software Licensing and Copyright Disputes, Annual Computer Law Seminar, 1992, ICLE.
Source Code Escrow and Its Pitfalls, Annual Computer Law Seminar, 1994, ICLE.
Employment Agreements - Legal and Drafting Issues, Nuts and Bolts of Corporate and Banking Law, February 1999, ICLE.
Copyright Law for the Digital Age in Georgia, February 2000, National Business Institute.
Recent UCC Developments (Article 2 - Sales), National Business Institute, October 2000.
Trademark Basics, State Bar of Georgia Annual Meeting, June 2002.
Law of the Internet, National Business Institute, December 2002.
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