Lani F. Burt



Law School

University of Louisville, J.D. 2012

Graduated cum laude

Managing Editor, University of Louisville Law Review


Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. Computer Engineering, 2000

practice areas



Lani’s practice at Thomas | Horstemeyer includes many areas of intellectual property law, including patent preparation and prosecution, trademark prosecution, and copyrights. Lani’s patent experience covers a wide range of electrical, computer, and mechanical technologies including optics, image capturing and 3D reconstruction, fiber optic sensing devices, circuits, heat transfer and cooling systems, integrated circuit fabrication, mechanical systems, application development, wireless communications, e-commerce systems, cloud computing technologies, database systems, and computer architecture.

Following graduation from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Engineering, Lani worked as a Software Engineer for Hewlett Packard (Compaq). Lani’s work experience included a focus on the development of test software for Bluetooth technologies in addition to the development of test software for a wide variety of Compaq and Hewlett Packard products.

Lani attended the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where she served two years on the University of Louisville Law Review. During law school, Lani worked for a Kentucky law firm where she was involved in the prosecution of software-based patent applications.


Lani is admitted to practice in the state of Georgia and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Additionally, Lani is admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the Court of Appeals of Georgia.