Erik Milch


I handle the full scope of complex patent matters, from strategic counseling to litigation and everything in between.

Erik is a first-chair trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience litigating in key jurisdictions across the US, as well as before the International Trade Commission and the US Patent and Trademark Office. Erik litigates complex matters involving medical devices, life sciences instrumentation, pharmaceuticals, electrical and computer technology, consumer products and biofuels.

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  • Global cross-license achieved for Gevo in long-running biofuels patent case 

  • New Enterprise Assoc and Oak Investment Partners $70M Series D Financing of NextNav 

  • ProteinSimple $300 Million Sale to Techne Corporation 

Milch is a quality lawyer and genuinely nice human being, too. He is a mechanical engineer by training, but he has a long technical reach and isn't one of those litigators who is weak on the substantive patent law. – IAM Patent 1000

  • George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
    JD, 1999

  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    BME, Mechanical Engineering

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

New York

Registered to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)


Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers: Leading Patent Lawyer

    Intellectual Asset Management's Patent 1000

    The Washingtonian: Top Lawyers

    Legal 500: Patents: Litigation