Raymond Millien

Raymond Millien

Raymond Millien is a prominent intellectual property attorney who holds a BS from Columbia University and a JD from The George Washington University School of Law.

In 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015, Mr. Millien was recognized as one of the “World’s 300 Leading IP Strategists” by IAM Magazine.

Mr. Millien is currently Associate General Counsel for IP & Engineering for GE Oil & Gas.

Previously, Mr. Millien was General Counsel of Ocean Tomo, LLC, and Vice President and IP Counsel at The American Express Company. Mr. Millien has also practiced law in the Washington, DC offices of PCT Law Group, PLLC, DLA Piper US LLP and Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC.

He may be reached at raymond.millien@ge.com.


Posts by Raymond Millien


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
5 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 years ago 5

Unintended Consequences of the New USPTO Micro Entity Fees

Ever since March 19, 2013, I have been feeling slightly uncomfortable asking one question to some of my new clients. What is that question you ask? It is: “What …
By Raymond Millien
3 years ago 12

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

Recently, it has struck me that many business folks who “negotiate tons of IP license agreements,” fail to understand the difference between covenants, representations and warranties that …
By Raymond Millien
3 years ago 2

Competency Standards and Ethical Regulations for U.S. Intellectual Property Brokers and Other Middlemen

Individual inventors and corporate IP owners are used to dealing with accountants, lawyers and investment advisors – all professionals who are governed by state and/or federal professional …
By Raymond Millien
3 years ago 0

Bridging the Innovation Gap: Pro Bono Opportunities for Intellectual Property Attorneys

I ended my three-part article by recommending that members of the IP Bar should strive to volunteer more pro bono hours in order to help bridge the …
By Raymond Millien
3 years ago 1

Landscape 2013: Who are the Players in the IP Marketplace?

The latest statistics show that the cumulative value of U.S. intellectual property is approximately $5.8 trillion (or 48.4% of GDP), and each year over half a million patent …
By Raymond Millien
4 years ago 2

(Numbers) and IP Licensing Agreements

Now, for those of you paying attention, you will notice that the spelled out numbers do not match the digits appearing in parentheticals. Why do attorneys do …
By Raymond Millien
4 years ago 2