Larry Millstein

Larry S. Millstein, Ph.D.

Director

703-812-5322
703-243-6410 fax
LMillstein@mwzb.com
mail@mwzb.com

Services

Patent Portfolio Management and Strategy, Preparation and Prosecution of Domestic and International Utility Patents, Patent, Opinions and Analysis re: Patentability, Infringement, Validity, Freedom-to-Operate and Due Diligence, Post-Grant Procedures, Licensing, Corporate and Transactional and Litigation

Technologies

Biochemicals, Biotechnology, Chemical, Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals

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 analyzing and advising on strategic business issues and planning involving IP, technology assessment and forecasting. 

His practice specializes in technically complex matters, particularly relating to pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals; transgenics and stem cells; genomics and expression profiling; molecular biology; array and miniaturization technologies, including MEMS, nano- and single molecule technologies. 

He has authored a variety of publications 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. 

Education
George Mason University School of Law (J.D. 1994)
University of California (M.S. and Ph.D. Chemistry/Molecular Biology 1987)
City University of New York City College (B.S. Chemistry 1975)

Honors and Awards
Numerous teaching and leadership Awards, Biotechnology Program at Georgetown University
Elected President, The Foresight Institute
Elected President, The Philosophical Society of Washington
Elected President, The Society of Fellows, The Scripps Research Institute
PHS Fellow, UCSD

Membership and Affiliations 
American Intellectual Property Law Association
American Bar Association
Patent and Trademark Office Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Chemical Society
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Physical Society
IEEE
Optical Society of America
Philosophical Society of Washington
International Society for Optics and Photonics
The American Institute of Physics
The International Society for Nanoscale Science, Computation and Engineering 

Admissions
Virginia State Bar (2009)
District of Columbia Bar (1997)
Pennsylvania (inactive) (1994)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2004)
U.S. Supreme Court (2004)
Admitted to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (1995)

Teaching Experience
Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Georgetown University 
Affiliated Faculty Member, Environmental Sciences and Policy, George Mason University

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