Larry Millstein



Larry S. Millstein, Ph.D., Partner at Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C., practices patent law matters in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry-related subject matter and in analytical instrumentation, MEMS, and single molecule technologies. Dr. Millstein is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney.

Dr. Millstein has extensive experience in a broad range of IP law, including patent prosecution, designing intellectual property strategies to achieve business objectives, evaluating patentability issues, crafting applications and prosecution strategy to maximize the value of intellectual property assets, evaluating freedom to operate issues, undertaking IP-related technology analysis and evaluation, formulating patent litigation strategy, counseling on substantive due diligence, and counseling on strategic business planning involving IP, technology assessment and technology forecasting.

Dr. Millstein's practice focuses on technically complex matters, particularly relating to pharmaceutical agents, processes and formulations; molecular biology, bio-research instrumentation, genomics, expression profiling, proteomics, array technologies, HTS technologies, bioinformatics, drug discovery, bio-markers, transgenics, miniaturization technologies, MEMS, some aspects of nanotechnology and single molecule technologies.

Dr. Millstein is an Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Georgetown University.

Prior to joining Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, Dr. Millstein was a partner at Holland & Knight and was a founder and partner in Millstein & Taylor, P.C. Previously he was Senior Patent Counsel at Human Genome Sciences. Dr. Millstein carried out his doctoral research at U.C. San Diego and at the Scripps Research Institute. His doctoral research was on model systems for understanding general principles of genetic structure and the regulation of gene expression. Following his graduate work, Dr. Millstein was a Research Associate Professor at the University of Rochester and pursued studies on the molecular biology of development in complex organisms.

Dr. Millstein has authored a variety of publications and presentations on his scientific research and on patent law and technology. He is a co-inventor in several patent applications on polynucleotide amplification methods, and he is the sole inventor in several patent applications on micro-arrays.


American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Bar Association
Bar Association of the District of Columbia
Patent and Trademark Office Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Chemical Society
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Foresight Institute
Optical Society of America
The Philosophical Society of Washington
Georgetown University Program in Entrepreneurial Biotechnology, Chairman, Board of Directors

Court Admissions:

U.S. Appeals Court, Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office




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