Jeffrey K. Mills, Ph.D. is a Principal with the firm whose practice focuses on nanotechnology, pharmaceutical, drug delivery, biotechnology, and aesthetic and medical device matters. Dr. Mills also has experience in clean technologies, including fuel cells and solar technology. Dr. Mills has extensive legal experience in patent prosecution, licensing, due diligence and opinion work, as well as experience in litigation support and interference proceedings.
Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Mills spent over a decade as a technical specialist, student associate and then as an associate and partner at two different D.C. intellectual property boutiques. Dr. Mills has presented at international meetings on legal topics including freedom-to-operate, enablement, patentable subject matter and obviousness. He has also published and presented extensively in the areas of drug delivery and biological materials characterization.
Dr. Mills graduated from Duke University (B.S.E. in biomedical engineering; certificate in genetics) and received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and materials science, also from Duke University.
He received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, with honors. Dr. Mills is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in Virginia and the District of Columbia.