Professor Burstein joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty in 2012.
She teaches Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II and Copyright.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Burstein served as a law clerk to the Honorable
Robert W. Pratt in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.
She also worked as an intellectual property litigation associate in the Chicago office of
Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Professor Burstein received a law degree from the University of
Chicago and a B.A. in Art & Design from Iowa State University.
Professor Burstein’s scholarship focuses on the legal protection of product design, with
a particular emphasis on design patent law. Her most recent article, published in the
Lewis & Clark Law Review, proposes several changes to the Federal Circuit’s test for
nonobviousness in the context of design patents. She has presented academic papers at
design law conferences at the University of Oxford and Stanford Law School.
Costly Designs, Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, Drake University Law School (2013)
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