Ulmer Adds Two Attorneys to Robust Intellectual Property & Technology Team

August 24, 2020 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys to its growing Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group. Courtney J. Miller joins Ulmer’s Columbus office as Counsel, and Douglas A. Gastright joins Ulmer’s Cincinnati office as an associate.

“We’re thrilled to be adding two very talented IP attorneys to our team,” said Eric M. Robbins, Group Leader of Ulmer’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. “Both Courtney and Doug bring unique backgrounds and experiences that will add even greater depth and breadth to our already strong, diverse group of client service-oriented attorneys.”

Miller is a registered patent attorney with more than 20 years of experience. His practice will focus on U.S. and foreign patent procurement, IP portfolio management, patent opinions, technology development and commercialization, technology transactions, and various regulatory issues involving medical devices. Miller has experience with biotechnology, molecular biology, immunology, medical devices, drug delivery systems, welding and joining technologies, consumer products, and more. He also has experience working with clients to obtain USFDA approval for medical devices through the 510(k) premarket notification and 513(g) processes.

Gastright’s practice will focus primarily on patent law, but he also brings a deep knowledge of licensing, contract, and transactional law to protect key innovations in software-implemented inventions. He also has experience with the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of software-and technology-related fields including blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, augmented reality, additive manufacturing, and automation.

Ulmer’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Group is a diverse team of more than 20 dedicated attorneys who counsel clients in all areas of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret protection, enforcement, and transactions. Many have strong technological backgrounds in electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering, and others have worked as in-house IP counsel for mid-size and Fortune 500 companies. Drawing on this collective expertise, they work closely together to help establish and enforce clients’ IP rights and advance their business interests. The firm’s IP team represents sophisticated clients, and oversees their IP positions across a wide array of diverse technologies. This includes several leading domestic and international manufacturers of consumer goods, chemical products, electronic displays and instrumentation, wire and cable products, eyewear, and industrial equipment.