John Gladstone Mills III




Yale University,
B.A., English, cum laude

Cooper Union School of Engineering,
B.S., Engineering, Henri Dickenson Prize

Antioch University,
J.D., Property Law Clinic

Georgetown University Law Center,
LL.M. International Law, cum laude 1994
LL.M. Intellectual Property Law, cum laude1999
S.J.D. International Trade & Intellectual Property, 2005

Areas of Focus:

Electrical Engineering Applications;
Oil and Gas Engineering
Computer and Robotic Applications
Cyber Security and Open Architecture
Patent Trials and Civil Litigation

Bar Information

New York, Admitted 2013
District of Columbia, Admitted 1989
Pennsylvania, Admitted 1988
Minnesota, Admitted 1990
USPTO, Admitted 2001

Awards & Recognitions

U.S. Navy, Thomas Edison Award, 2003,
Microelectronic Stimulator Array, U.S. Patent 6,393,327

U.S. Navy, Thomas Edison Award, 2003,
Estimating Pose of Surface Shapes, U.S. Patent 6,393,931

The Rossman Award, U.S. Patent Office Society
Outstanding Law Review Article in JPTOS

U.S. Patent Office, 1980-2001, Outstanding Achievement Awards

Professional Summary

John Gladstone Mills III is a senior patent attorney with extensive patent prosecution and licensing experience gained from his over thirty years of service at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in the Office of Counsel of the U.S. Navy.  Dr. Mills now counsels clients on patent prosecution before the USPTO and on business development for entrepreneurial ventures.  He is the winner of many distinguished service awards in the patent law arena and has lectured on patent law in New Zealand and Australia. He is also a contractor for the U.S. Navy, giving counsel on proprietary matters in Navy Open Architecture systems and interfaces.