J. Douglas Miller, a founding member of the firm, is a mechanical engineer and registered patent attorney licensed in the State of Ohio and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Miller counsels clients in a variety of patent-related matters including prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications, infringement studies, clearance studies, freedom-to-operate studies, trademark, copyright, trade secret, technology transfer, transactional matters, and related intellectual property matters. Mr. Miller has extensive experience in a variety of technologies including fuel cell systems, battery systems, casting systems and processes, forging systems and processes, metal forming systems and processes, blow molding systems and processes, automotive components, climate control systems, compressors, heat exchangers, block fittings, seals, bearings, shafts, fins, lubrication, driveline components, optics, noise control and abatement, tubing, valves, refrigerants, fluid transfer, interiors, electronics, lighting, hospital and medical equipment, and others.
Mr. Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law, and served as a Technical Editor for the University of Toledo Law Review. Mr. Miller is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Ohio and the United States Supreme Court, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio.
Prior to forming the firm, Mr. Miller worked as an environmental engineer/manager and solvent recovery system manager for a chemical compounding facility and a project engineer in the chemical process group with a global engineering consulting firm.
Northwestern Water & Sewer District – Board of Trustees 2015-present
Wood County Economic Development Commission – Board Member 2014-present/President 2016-present
Imagination Station Science Center – Board Member 2013-present
Bulldog Foundation – Board Member/President 2015-present
Rossford Transportation Improvement District – Board Member 2015-present
LaunchPad Incubation at The University of Toledo – Advisory Committee Member 2014-present
Rotary Club of Toledo – International Service Committee – Chair 2015-present
Toledo Bar Association – Admissions Committee 2014/2015
Toledo Patent Law Association – President 2006/2007
Wood County Bar Association – Grievance Committee 2005/2006
Ohio Society of Professional Engineers
Toledo Society of Professional Engineers