Gretchen P. Miller

Senior Attorney

Education

American University Washington College of Law, J.D.
  • International Law Review, Articles Editor
  • American Jurist, Design Editor
Georgetown University, M.S.
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology with specialization in Biotechnology
Johns Hopkins University, B.A.
  • Biology and English

Admissions

Court Admissions

Overview
Experience
Recognition

Overview

Gretchen Miller is a registered patent attorney with 15 years’ experience in patent prosecution and litigation.  She has helped clients to obtain patent rights worldwide, advised clients regarding patent procurement, and worked with experts to formulate strategies for trial.  She has represented clients from various technology areas in federal court and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Gretchen's in-depth knowledge of complex technology enables her to leverage sophisticated strategies and creative approaches to meet her clients’ needs.

  • Patent Prosecution: prosecuted and obtained patents for various technologies including two approved drugs.
  • FTO/Opinion Work: performed due diligence for an IPO; performed freedom‐to‐operate studies and opinion work for clients for technologies including engineered cell therapy, solar cells, and medical devices.
  • Patent Litigation: conducted direct and cross‐examinations in federal court; taken and defended depositions of fact and expert witnesses; drafted claim construction, trial and appellate briefs; argued claim terms in Markman hearing; prepared infringement and invalidity contentions; worked with jury consultant to craft trial strategies.
    • Participated in multiple Hatch-Waxman/ANDA litigations and trials. These pharmaceutical products included prostaglandins, corticosteroids, vitamin D analogs, and pain medication.
    • Worked with experts to form litigation strategies; designed studies to support our technical and legal positions.
  • Pro Bono: represented the Children’s Law Center in a trial involving a contested adoption; prosecuted and obtained a patent for a social entrepreneur through the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation.

Experience

Prior Experience

  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP, 2004-2020

Recognition

Awards

Super Lawyers Washington DC, Rising Star, Patent Litigation, 2014, 2015

Professional & Community Involvement

Served as extern for the American Red Cross and Public Interest Intellectual Property  Advisors in Washington, DC.   

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