Raymond Millien

Raymond Millien

Raymond Millien has been named one of the “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Magazine from 2009-2016, and is currently Vice President & Global Chief IP Counsel at Volvo Car Corporation. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University (New York, USA), and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School (Washington, D.C. USA). He has led the IP function at GE Oil & Gas and the American Express Company, and the software IP function at GE Healthcare. Mr. Millien has also served as General Counsel of IP merchant bank Ocean Tomo, LLC, and practiced law in the Washington, DC offices of DLA Piper US LLP and Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC.


Posts by Raymond Millien


Contracts 101: Covenants, Representations and Warranties in IP License Agreements

It continually amazes me that many business folks who negotiate tons of IP license agreements, fail to understand the difference between covenants, representations, and warranties that are “…
By Raymond Millien
10 days ago 0

Alice Who? Over Half the U.S. Utility Patents Issued Annually are Software Related!

I have always argued that software patent eligibility is a must in a country where patent rights are guaranteed by the Constitution. That is, all fields of …
By Raymond Millien
1 year ago 13

Rethinking the Annual Patent Application Filing Target

Many a Chief IP Counsel (“CIPC”) annually determine, at the end of the fourth quarter or the beginning of the first quarter, patent application filing targets for …

Internet of Things: The Implications for IP Law Practice

The IoT presents a challenge to IP practitioners to adapt existing IP protection strategies by developing new approaches better suited to the rapidly changing, connected-yet-disconnected network of …

The Enabling Technologies of the Internet of Things

As more things (or “smart objects”) are connected to the IoT, more data is collected from them in order to perform analytics to determine trends and associations …

What is the Internet of Things and Why does it Matter?

The promise of the Internet of Things is the ability to perform analytics on data collected from the smart objects connected to the IoT in order to …

Joint IP Ownership Scenarios: A Graphical Look

I present ten scenarios for dealing with what is usually the most contested issue in pre-collaboration agreement negotiations – the ownership of foreground IP. These scenarios range from …
By Raymond Millien
3 years ago 2

The Default Law of Joint IP Ownership

The popular media’s reports of the demise of IP rights (especially patents) are premature and greatly exaggerated. IP remains valuable to enterprises of all sizes and …
By Raymond Millien
3 years ago 1

Fully Baking Joint IP Ownership into Collaboration Agreements

It seems the since-kindergarten, ingrained notion of sharing supersedes our B.S., M.S., J.D., Ph.D. and/or M.B.A. training in this respect! …
By Raymond Millien
3 years ago 3

Protecting IP in an Agile Software Development Environment

Over the last decade, there has been a movement among the software developer community to employ some form of “agile development” rather than the traditional software development …

10 Business-Oriented Rules for Achieving IP Lawyering Excellence

I have had a fair number of clients, staff members and managers, and have been fortunate to glean various nuggets of wisdom from my interactions with all …
By Raymond Millien
4 years ago 2

Using Competitive Intelligence to Enable IP Monetization

In the last 35 years, there has been a shift from a labor economy to a knowledge economy. Consequently, intangible assets (and thus, IP rights) have emerged as …
By Raymond Millien
4 years ago 0

Supreme Court’s Latest Patent Case and Software Patentability

The Supreme Court’s Alice decision has again left the IP bar without a clear, repeatable test to determine when exactly a software (or computer-implemented) claim is …
By Raymond Millien
4 years ago 1

Are Your Corporate Transactional Attorneys Harming Your Future IP Strategy?

Entering into a corporate transaction without a careful review of the intellectual property (IP) involved can have negative consequences on an enterprise’s future IP strategy. This …
By Raymond Millien
5 years ago 1

12 Year-End Considerations for Non-Disclosure Agreements

As the year quickly comes to a close, I recently engaged in some file cleanup. During this cleanup, it struck me that the most common type of …
By Raymond Millien
5 years ago 5

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