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Dr. Millard's practice includes all areas of intellectual property law. She has extensive experience in patent preparation and worldwide prosecution of patents directed to technologies in the biotechnology, biochemical, pharmaceutical, and agricultural areas. Dr. Millard also frequently prepares opinions relating to validity and infringement and counsels clients regarding patentability and freedom-to-operate. She has extensive experience in preparing legal opinions in support of Paragraph IV certifications for Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) under the Hatch-Waxman Act.
Dr. Millard has worked on a wide range of technologies, including bioactive peptides for use in pharmaceutical and agricultural applications, vaccines, antibodies, spore display systems, transgenic plants and animals, tissue engineering, cryopreservation of cells, DNA polymerase enzymes and other enzyme technologies, agrochemicals, recombinant proteins for use as blood substitutes, CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, gene therapy, in vitro modeling of disease states and testing of drugs in in vitro models, biological control agents, use of bacteria and enzymes in the food industry, and small molecule pharmaceutical and agricultural agents.
Dr. Millard received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Biology from Kenyon College in 1998, where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Dr. Millard received her Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology from Washington University in 2003. Her doctoral work focused on the intracellular trafficking of cholesterol, and she published several articles on that topic in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. She was also the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Dr. Millard graduated first in her class from Saint Louis University School of Law, where she was a Managing Editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal. Her article on the effect of the eBay v. MercExchange Supreme Court decision on injunctive relief in patent infringement cases was voted Best Student Note or Comment by the editorial board of the Saint Louis University Law Journal, and was awarded the American Intellectual Property Law Association Past Presidents Award. While in law school, Dr. Millard received Academic Excellence Awards in Contracts I, Criminal Law, Torts, Legal Research and Writing I and II, Property, Civil Procedure II, Patent Law, Trademarks and Unfair Competition, Criminal Procedure I, Trusts & Estates, and International Law.
Dr. Millard is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Intellectual Property Law (IPL) section of the American Bar Association (ABA).
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