A diverse practice in some of the world’s most influential and creative centers
Originally a patent examiner in the 1980s, Miele Law Group’s founder Tony Miele was a partner with the international Am Law 100 law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. Tony was a part of one of the original “old school” IP specialty firms, Cushman Darby & Cushman, renowned for their rare expertise in IP and patent transactions, prosecution, and litigation, when it merged with Pillsbury in 1995 (See Washington Post report of merger and Washington Post report about IP specialty firms). Tony represents a diverse mix of innovative clients, in business transactions, litigation, and intellectual property. His U.S. clients have been from Boston, Atlanta, Birmingham, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, San Diego, Seattle, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin. Internationally, he has represented clients from Haifa, Paris, Milan, Bologna, Tokyo, China, Seoul, and Monterrey, Mexico.
Tony has been fortunate to be able to work closely with many successful creators — artists, scientists, engineers, and inventors. He has also worked with and learned from the most successful investors and business executives, national and international judges and clerks, Patent and Trademark Office officials, and lawyers.
A “blended approach” to 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 deal, it will get counsel that has worked, and fought in the trenches, in all these areas.
This blended experience can be critical because 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 court, 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.