Luke J.Burton


Los Angeles +

Luke Burton aggressively litigates intellectual property cases in a broad range of technical disciplines. He has represented clients in the software, antenna, medical device, pharmaceutical, biosimilar, and genetic engineering fields in patent litigation and related cases. Luke is experienced in matters before the International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, as well as in matters before the federal courts.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Luke practiced at several law firms that focus on IP disputes and served a clerkship in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Before practicing law, Luke was a process engineer for one of the largest biofermentation chemical plants in the world.


  • Sloan Kettering and Juno Therapeutics win $752 million jury verdict in patent dispute with Kite Pharma/Gilead involving CAR-T therapyOn behalf of patentee Sloan Kettering Institute and exclusive licensee Juno Therapeutics (a subsidiary of Celgene Corporation, now a Bristol-Myers Squibb company), Jones Day and co-counsel prevailed in a jury trial that spanned eight days and involved 22 witnesses, winning $752 million for infringement by Kite Pharma (a Gilead company) in the making and selling of its CAR-T therapy, YESCARTA®.
  • Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant™ for $845 millionJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation in its $845 million acquisition of Drunk Elephant™.
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