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Cary Miller Ph.D.


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  • Columbia University (J.D. 2002; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Managing Editor, Columbia Science and Technology Law Review); Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences 1999); Queen's University, Canada (B.Sc.H. in Life Sciences 1993, Class I)

Bar Admissions

  • California, Georgia, U.S. Supreme Court, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

With more than 15 years of experience, Dr. Cary Miller's practice focuses on assisting life sciences clients with their patent issues. She works with clients in patent prosecution, prelitigation analysis, PTAB proceedings, and patent litigation.

Cary currently represents Celgene in several Hatch-Waxman patent litigations involving the pharmaceuticals Abraxane®, Pomalyst®, and Revlimid®. Prior to joining Jones Day, Cary participated in numerous biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent lawsuits including representing companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation, biosimilars litigation, and in litigation relating to DNA sequencing. She has successfully litigated patent cases throughout the United States, including in California, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Texas, and Nevada and before the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court.

Cary has drafted and prosecuted patents relating to breakthrough therapies in a number of areas, including antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates, cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, small molecules, human embryonic stem cells, and drug delivery devices. She has conducted intellectual property due diligence studies and has filed numerous patent term extension applications for drugs, biologics, and medical devices.

Cary holds a Ph.D. in cellular, developmental, and molecular biology. She writes extensively on PTAB proceedings and on biologics and biosimilars. Her scientific articles appeared in Nature Genetics, Development, Mechanisms of Development, Journal of Cell Biology, and the American Journal of Human Genetics. She also coauthored a book chapter in The Endometrium.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Best Lawyers in America (2013-2019) for biotechnology and life sciences law, including being named "San Diego Biotechnology Law Lawyer of the Year" for 2013, an honor given to a single lawyer in the metropolitan area

    The Legal 500 US: recommended lawyer for patent prosecution (2017)
Cary Miller