Intellectual Property & Technology

Miles & Stockbridge helps businesses around the world maximize the strategic value of their innovations in all areas of technology and science. Our attorneys are experienced in the procurement, management and maximization of the value of intellectual property (IP) through transactions that involve IP of all types, including trade secrets, patents, trademarks, and copyright, as well as those involving the Internet, e-commerce, corporate and secured transactions, computer law, technology transfer, licensing and related services. Our lawyers understand and work with complex technologies in all disciplines. We have extensive experience with the procedures and requirements of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We have defended our clients’ IP rights in courts around the country and the world. Most importantly, we take a practical business approach to IP that transcends the details of products and processes and recognizes the use of IP as a business tool. We are skilled at helping companies maximize the value of their intellectual assets by not only partnering with them in transactions, but also by helping them develop effective business practices including internal business processes that integrate innovation and IP management as a core discipline.

Our lawyers have advanced degrees and proficiency in demanding technical areas and many have significant experience as researchers, engineers and scientists. Among us are former examiners from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Administrative Patent Judges. Several of our lawyers are so highly regarded for their patent prosecution knowledge that they are sought-after expert witnesses. Some are even inventors themselves with U.S. and foreign patents.

We are able to meet the diverse and growing needs of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to start-ups, and from university research programs to government agencies. We work flexibly and efficiently with our allies in the corporate practice group to structure corporate transactions involving acquisition, technology transfers, licensing agreements and joint ventures. We develop global IP strategies to exploit, preserve and protect technology and other proprietary assets. We devise e-commerce strategies for the Internet, in business-to-business and business-to-consumer applications. And we provide unsurpassed assistance with the fundamentals of patent and trademark prosecution, handling interferences and other patent disputes and asserting intellectual property rights in every appropriate forum. We have in-depth knowledge of the legal requirements of foreign countries to ensure smooth prosecution of US priority applications as they enter foreign patent regimes.

In all of our services, Miles & Stockbridge IP lawyers are proactive and aggressive partners who help our clients grow. We work hard to ensure that patents and patent portfolios are properly developed and positioned for market advantage and revenue maximization. Because we understand the complex interaction between business, technology and the law, we offer to every client the effective intellectual property evaluation, protection, exploitation and enforcement that is crucial to the survival and success of their business.

We follow the "Miles Way," including putting the interest of our clients first and meeting with them regularly in person to ensure the best possible result.

For more information about the Intellectual Property practice of Miles & Stockbridge, please contact Mark Catan via telephone at (703) 610-8675 or via email at and Eric King via telephone at (703) 610-8647 or via email at

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"Myriad Guidance," Miles & Stockbridge News Brief (Bryan Jones) (March 2014).

"Federal Circuit Resolves Debate over Pleading Standard for Infringement of Design Patents," Intellectual Property News Brief (Jasani, Brennen, McCann) (January 2013).

"A Primer On Alternative Fee Arrangements," Law360 (Matthew Wagman and Christopher Madaio) (September 2012).

"How To Deal With The Impending "First-To-File" Patent Law," Article (Eric King) (August 2012).

"NLRB Continues to be Active; Posting Requirement Delayed; Ruling on Conducting Off-Site Union Elections," Miles & Stockbridge News Brief (Laura A. Pierson-Scheinberg and Rebecca M. Hielke) (March 2012).

"An Intellectual Asset Management Program For SMEs," Law360 (Mark Catan and David Schaffer) (February 2012).

"Appearance Of Conflict In USPTO Disciplinary," Law360 (Cameron K. Weiffenbach) (November 2011).

"Trademark Updates," Miles & Stockbridge News Brief (Mike Ebaugh) (August 2011).

"Knowledge Exchange Issues In Open Innovation," Law360 (Mark Catan) (July 2010).

"Timing And Monetary Strategies For Patent Application," Law360 (Patrick L. Miller) (June 2010).

"Cyberspace: Where is the Security?," Law360 (Martha Lessman Katz) (May 2010).

"Why Good Patents Go Bad," Law360 (Mark Catan) (January 2010).

"The USPTO's Catchall Disciplinary Rules," Law360 (Cameron K. Weiffenbach) (December 2009).

"Ducking The Big Issues in Bilski?," Law360 (James T. Carmichael) (November 2009).

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"Inequitable Conduct, Gross Negligence and the Kingsdown Decision," IP Publication (James Carmichael and Cameron Weiffenbach) (November 2009).

"Beyond Affirmed: Will the Supreme Court Use In re Bilski to Restrict Patentable Subject Matter Even Further Than the Federal Circuit?," BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (James T. Carmichael and Stephen W. Aycock) (October 2009).

"Issues Facing Faculty In Outside Consulting Jobs," Law360 (Mark Catan) (October 2009).

"Data Security, Privacy And The 'Red Flags' Rule ," Law360 (Martha Lessman Katz) (October 2009).

"The Customer Number: A Trap for the Unwary," Law360 (Cameron Weiffenbach) (September 2009).

"IP Strategy Based On Idealized Invention Interview," Law360 (Mark Catan) (September 2009).

"Inferring Intent In Inequitable Conduct Cases," Law360 (Cameron Weiffenbach) (July 2009).

"Social Media: Not Just For Chitchat Anymore," Law360 (Martha Lessman Katz) (May 2009).

"Implications of Praxair v. ATMI," Law360 (Cameron K. Weiffenbach) (January 2009).

"The Future of Business Method Patents After Bilski," Law360 (Edward J. Kondracki) (December 2008).

"New Rules At The Office Of Enrollment And Discipline," Law360 (Cameron K. Weiffenbach) (November 2008).

"New USPTO Rules A Potential Minefield," Intellectual Property News Brief (Several Authors) (August 2007).

"Determining Obviousness Post KSR International CO. V. Teleflex Inc. et al.," Intellectual Property News Brief (Gianna J. Arnold and George W. Cox, Ph.D.) (April 2007).

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