Intellectual property attorney (and former practicing physician), Dr. Miller
I help biotechnology and medical device inventors develop and manage their intellectual property (IP) strategy and get on the right path to building a successful company.
Working with scientist-inventors I help to identify, capture, develop, and financially leverage intellectual property rights relevant to larger business goals. This includes patent drafting and prosecution, coordinating with outside counsel, due diligence activities, and development of policies to identify and protect “know-how” as trade secrets.
Speak to an Experienced Intellectual Property Attorney to Protect, Develop, and Monetize Your Brainchild
As a seasoned intellectual property attorney and former practicing physician, Dr. Miller brings a unique perspective to intellectual property development within the medical device and biotechnology spaces. Dr. Miller founded IPath IP in 2019 as a vehicle to provide personalized legal services related to intellectual property and business development for early-stage startups.
Working with scientist-inventors to identify, capture, develop, and financially leverage intellectual property rights relevant to larger business goals forms the core of his experience. This includes patent drafting and prosecution, coordinating with outside counsel, due diligence activities, and development of policies to identify and protect “know-how” as trade secrets. In addition to prosecution and active management of global patent portfolios for large pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the U.S. and internationally, Dr. Miller is versed in transactional work, negotiations, and counseling on trademark and copyright matters. Clients find him open and personable.
IPath and Dr. Steven Miller Difference
Legal + Medical Experience
As an experienced attorney and former practicing surgeon, Dr. Miller leverages his expansive legal, clinical, basic science, and industry knowledge to best position his clients for success in the medical device and biotechnology spaces.
One size never fits all. All clients have unique talent, resources, and business goals–and deserve intellectual property (IP) services tailored specifically to their singular situation. Clients of IPath IP receive skilled advocacy, expert advice, and the highest quality work product specific to their company and innovations. Importantly, clients consistently find Dr. Miller to be diligent, thorough, available, and to communicate in a forthright, friendly, and clear manner.
Fraction of the Cost
Funding and deciding how to best allocate financial resources is critical for startups and early-stage technology companies. Retaining a reputable intellectual property / commercial law attorney in the Boston, New York, Silicon Valley, or Orange County markets can cost over $1,200/hour. IPath IP provides its clients with an equal or greater level of technical, legal, and industry insight for substantially less while working with its clients to determine and prioritize activities most likely to increase corporate valuation.
Intellectual Property Management Services
Although filing a patent application is often (but not always!) an essential step, protecting an invention never begins and ends here. As you built a company around your innovations, it is critical to promptly identify and decide how to protect all aspects of your intellectual property.
A patent application consists of a written Specification, Drawings, Claims, and a very short Abstract summarizing the invention. Claims precisely define the metes and bounds–the extent of protection–for your claimed invention. As such, skilled claim writing is critical and every word is important.
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (“PCT”) provides a forum under which an applicant can file for patent protection in multiple countries, including the United States, based on a single application.
Copyrights protect creative works fixed in a tangible medium by not only enjoining unlawful copying and distribution but also awarding substantial statutory financial remedies for infringement.
Protect, Develop, and Monetize Your Brainchild
Let's talk... You have created something beneficial and new. Let’s discuss legal and other practical aspects involved with protecting, developing, and monetizing your brainchild. Schedule a fully confidential virtual meeting where we can discuss the legal and business aspects of bringing a medical device or biotechnology product to market, and answer general questions related to your concept.
intellectual property attorney
Steven J. Miller, M.D., J.D.
What Clients Say...
The depth of knowledge of the various legal approaches combined with the clinical hands-on experience is unparalleled and often has a bonus benefit of making a better device with stronger patent protection!
Steven is super-responsive, unbelievably thorough and surprisingly affordable for the top-tier work he delivers. He has almost been like an in-house trademark counsel and I highly recommend him.
Steven's experience as a MD and as an intellectual property attorney, proved to be vital as he counseled us through the intricacies of revising and refining our claim. He continually provided vital information and guidance which was critical for making the strategic decisions needed not only to protect our technology but in preparation for future patents. Steve offers a level of service that far surpassed our expectations and does so at a much more reasonable price.
Steve not only understood the complex medical concepts behind our IP but was able to get our patent approved with all necessary ability to continue our discovery and receive additional patents. He greatly surpassed our expectations and did so at a very, very competitive cost.
Richard C., MD
Dr. Miller’s legal expertise combined with his knowledge of being a surgeon was a definite bonus. This unique combination of skills and knowledge helped guide us through the complex world of medical device IP and regulatory processes. He offers a “concierge”-type service and the kicker is that he offers this senior attorney-level work at fraction of cost charged by partners at large firms.
Scott m., DO
We were struggling to try to unravel our IP needs. Steven helped us with great advice and information, and got our patent filings done in time and with excellent value.
Steven Miller was excellent to work with. He communicates well, is affordable and was easily accessible to discuss my project and answer any questions. He gave me a solid blueprint of what to expect during the patent process. I recommend Steven without reservation to anyone in need of a patent attorney.
Timothy C., PA-C
Excellent and top tier service. There is nothing better than being able to easily refer a client and know that they are in excellent and extremely knowledgeable hands.
I have used Steve on a number of IP issues and he is both accessible and knowledgeable in his field. There is no more comforting feeling than being able to pick up a phone and reach an attorney competent in their area of practice.
CEO, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Distribution
Need help with your IP? Let's talk...
You have created something beneficial and new. Let’s discuss legal and other practical aspects involved with protecting, developing, and monetizing your brainchild. Although I cannot provide legal advice to non-clients, I can schedule a fully confidential virtual meeting where we can discuss legal and business aspects of bringing a medical device or biotechnology product to market and answer general questions related to your concept.