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


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
4 months 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
1 year 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
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 years ago 12