Jonathan Milette, Ph.D. is a technical specialist in the Health Sciences Department and the Intellectual Property Transactions and Rights Management Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Boston office.
Dr. Milette’s practice focuses on intellectual property prosecution, litigation and transactional matters in the areas of chemical, optical, analytical and biological technologies. He is assisting in the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications in the U.S. and internationally for clients ranging from startup companies, universities, and research organizations to large corporations. He also handles various aspects of patent litigation cases including infringement analyses, claim construction and expert reviews.
Dr. Milette has extensive experience in a number of technologies ranging from chemical synthesis, optoelectronics, imaging and display systems, nuclear magnetic resonance, and magnetic levitation to genomics, immunoassay, and point-of-care systems.
Prior to joining Pepper, Dr. Milette worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the research group of Professor George Whitesides at Harvard University. His research focused on the development of vertical-flow point-of-care devices for the detection of a wide range of animal and human diseases, such as HIV, hepatitis, syphilis, and brucellosis. Throughout his graduate studies at McGill University, Dr. Milette had worked on the synthesis of organic-capped metallic nanoparticles and their dispersion in liquid crystal and polymeric materials. He characterized the resulting composites using a number of techniques including nuclear magnetic resonance and optical spectroscopies, and he applied this new knowledge to the development of enhanced optoelectronic devices.
Dr. Milette has received research fund from various organizations and funding agencies including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wyss Institute, the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Provincial Fond for Research in Technology and Genomics of Quebec. Dr. Milette had published many scientific research articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Chemical Society Journals Nano, Langmuir and Physical Chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry Journals Soft Matter and Materials Chemistry, the European Institute of Physics Journal Europhysics Letter, and the Springer International Publisher Journal Plasmonics. He has presented his research at many national and international conferences and workshops, and he has been invited to speak at classes and seminars at McGill University and the University of York.