A practice that started in Washington.
Miele Law Group’s founder Tony Miele started his career as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the mid-80s. Over the next fifteen years, he developed a practice while in the Washington, DC area, representing a diverse mix of innovative clients, in business transactions, litigation, and intellectual property.
When Tony left the Washington area and moved to Boston in 2002, he was a partner with the Am Law 100 law firm Pillsbury Winthrop (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman), and a member of the firm’s intellectual property group as a result of the firm’s 1995 merger with renowned Washington, DC IP firm Cushman Darby & Cushman (Washington Post report of merger).
Miele Law Group’s clients benefit from these experiences, during which Tony met and learned from successful investors and business executives, Federal Circuit judges and clerks, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Officials, and many notable Washington lawyers.
A “blended approach” to the practice of law, an advantage when it matters.
Miele Law Group was formed so that its lawyers could pursue a unique “blended approach” to the practice of law. Thus, our lawyers are experienced intellectual property lawyers, trial lawyers, and business lawyers. When one of our clients has a high stakes challenge, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, in federal court, or in a business dealing, it will get counsel that has worked, and fought in the trenches, in all these areas.
This blended experience can be critical because, from a business perspective, these areas all affect one another. When IP is secured in one setting, such as at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it must later be tested in another setting — in a federal lawsuit, or in a business transaction. In business transactions, IP is licensed or sold, or provides critical value in deals such as joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and stock offerings. Our experience has thus affected the way we advise our clients in each of these settings.