BRIAN D. BURKINSHAW
firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 512.657.6843 Pflugerville, TX
VP DEVELOPMENT – MEDICAL DEVICES
Seasoned Executive Leader, Mechanical Engineering Professional, Business Development Strategist and Patent Agent
with 20+ years of experience conceiving, developing, and implementing innovative products and business solutions
that increase profitability, expanding enterprise reach, and diversifying service for various organizations throughout
both the commercial and medical device industries. Recognized for innovative orthopedics industry patent filings with
50+ patents awarded and pending.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
PROJECT MANAGEMENT – PRODUCT MANAGEMENT – MECHANICAL & MEDICAL DEVICE ENGINEERING – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
STRATEGIC PLANNING – TEAM LEADERSHIP – NEW OPPORTUNITY IDENTIFICATION – FIELD SERVICE SUPPORT – SALES ENGINEERING
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
CLEARPAT SERVICES, LLC – Austin, TX
Technology commercialization firm providing patent drafting and prosecution services. Also specializing in concept
research, patent mining, disclosure evaluation, patent novelty, clearance, validity and accelerated searches.
MED-TECH EXECUTIVE & PATENT AGENT (2009 to Present)
Providing expertise, consulting on projects to assist clients regarding technology refinement, commercialization
strategies, intellectual property searching, and prosecution services. Collaborating with technology companies and
individual inventors to provide patent application prosecution and portfolio evaluation services.
Regularly file patent applications for a myriad of medical and mechanical devices.
Conducted 300+ prior art, FTO, and validity searches as consultant for various development projects.
Consult with individuals and small business leaders on product and business development issues.
SPINESMITH PARTNERS, LLC – Austin, TX
Medical device enterprise focused on stabilization hardware and biologic products for spine surgery.
VP OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (2010 to 2011)
Spearheaded the strategic planning and development of a next generation spinal product portfolio composed of
innovative hardware focused on regenerative medicine and bone growth utilizing autologous stem cell technology.
Directed daily operations of engineering group, charged with new product development and expansion of existing
lines of implants. Collaborated with outside contractors and in-house staff to drive business.
Generated $600K increased revenue in under a year by orchestrating the alpha launch of new spinal lumbar fusion
implant system incorporating stem cell technology.
Drove multiple product line expansions through strategic coordination of internal and external engineering
Promoted new product development efforts to expand enterprise by organizing and monitoring contracts with Tier I
Drove organizational growth by conceptualizing and implementing strategic developing plans for the device and
Negotiated licensing of patented technology to drive significant immediate and future revenue generation.
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PATH4 LLC – Austin, TX
Boutique management-centric, venture capital company with emphasis in the spinal & orthopedic biologics sector.
DIRECTOR, INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS (2004 to 2010)
Oversaw feasibility evaluation and due diligence for all technical opportunities. Supervised IP strategic development
of new IP for various portfolio companies. Integral part of management team that independently raised $4M and
secured an additional $25M commitment from Austin Ventures and $15M+ from other sources to fund and manage
two new ventures Spinal Restoration, Inc. and LDR Spine, USA. Sourced and engaged new business opportunities and
potential investments. Conducted on-site visits and liaised with clinicians to provide in-depth product demonstrations
and clinical study oversight.
Promoted LDR Spine with CDRH by generating numerous 510k submissions and drafted original IDE preparatory
work for new combination biologic product for Spinal Restoration with CBER. Named inventor on multiple patents.
Instrumental in profitable growth for both ventures by managing technology development and production of IP.
Member of start-up team that initiated and successfully completed the Mobi-C artificial disk IDE and BioStat Biologx
IND studies, paving the way for new management teams responsible for global expansion of operations.
CENTERPULSE ORTHOPEDICS, INC. – Austin, TX
International medical device manufacturer.
DIRECTOR, NEW TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT (1999 to 2004)
Championed business development initiatives for US orthopedics division, spearheading efforts to introduce next-gen
technologies, materials, and opportunities. Calibrated programs to align with overall organizational vision, supporting
executive strategies focused on mergers and acquisitions, new product and market R&D, and distribution source
identification. Oversaw IP portfolio for orthopedic division and served as primary point of contact for all IP-related
issues between internal development teams and external patent counsel. Built relationships with surgeons and
provided extensive customer support to drive high levels of client satisfaction.
Drove efforts to penetrate previously untapped sports medicine market, leading new initiatives for the US market and
orchestrating activities with affiliates.
Appointed field liaison during InterOp recall, the largest recall in US orthopedics history, providing expert support to
company legal team for the class action case. Awarded Honor of Excellence for outstanding clinical and field sales
Founded IP award and recognition program in direct collaboration with senior management team.
Nationally recognized for being among the top 100 inventors in orthopedics, and among the top 20 reconstructive
device innovators – MedicineLodge, 2001.
Previous positions held as Manager of Product Development, Senior Project Engineer, and Design Engineer with
Centerpulse Orthopedics, Inc. Additional roles held as a Product Engineer with Carbomedics, Inc., Project
Coordinator & Tooling Engineer with the Hydril Company, and Production Engineer at Warner & Swasey Co.
M.S., Technology Commercialization – The University of Texas, McCombs School of Business – Austin, TX
B.S., Mechanical Engineering Technology – Cleveland State University – Cleveland, OH
Registered Patent Agent – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office