James Milton

e-mail: James.Milton@mfgip.com
phone: 630-286-7600

James possesses over fifteen years of experience in intellectual property law, specializing in domestic and international patent prosecution and patent-related client counseling. Technical areas of experience include telecommunication, wireless technology, high-capacity switching networks, data networks, optical networks, electronics, software implemented inventions, congestion control, vehicle security, image processing, power reduction and control, sensor devices, smart cards, and network monitoring.

James was formerly an attorney with the Patti & Malvone Law Group, LLC (2005-2018) in Chicago, Illinois, where he performed preparation and prosecution of patent applications filed in the United States and
in international offices. Also, James served as Corporate Counsel for Lucent technologies Inc. (2003-2005) in Holmdel, New Jersey, where he performed preparation and prosecution of patent applications and managed outside counsel.

Prior to practicing law, James served as a Member of Technical Staff in Bell Labs Advanced technologies (1998-2003), where he performed studies that assisted sales teams in selling over $1 billion in equipment and consulting services to domestic and international customers.

James was a Lead Consultant at Bellcore (Telcordia) in Red Bank, New Jersey, where he provided systems engineering and business modeling support for domestic and international telephone companies. James was a Network Services Supervisor for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company where he designed special service circuits, screened and assigned service orders to circuit designers, assisted the Field Assistance Bureau in resolving problems, and managed projects that specified the addition, relocation, and removal of central office equipment in the metropolitan St. Louis area.


J.D., Rutgers University
M.B.A., Rutgers University
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Washington University
B.S., Physics, Morehouse College

Bar Admissions

State of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Organizations

National Black MBA Association