Carin Miller, a registered U.S. patent attorney, specializes in prosecuting biotechnology, agricultural biology, molecular biology, biochemical, cell, agriculture, and animal-related inventions. She has intellectual property experience in biotechnology, chemical, biochemical, medical arts, and mechanical.
Carin has worked on patents related to small molecules, drug delivery, pharmaceuticals, cell-based therapies for human and veterinary treatment, recombinant nucleic acids and proteins, biological sensors, molecular assays, cell lines, transgenic animals and plants, and glucose responsive vehicle control devices. Miller also has experience with trademark preparation and prosecution, as well as licensing and due diligence issues.
Carin has presented her scientific research at major international scientific conferences, authored and co-authored scientific and law review articles, and spoken to several audiences, including CincyBio, the Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association Meeting, and the Georgia Bar Association.
Before Becoming a Lawyer
Prior to law school, Carin worked for ProGenetics LLC, a start-up biotech company that developed transgenic animals and produced proteins for hemophilia treatment. She previously worked as a student research assistant and taught Virginia Tech’s courses in animal genetics (both Mendelian and molecular genetics) and animal science. Her thesis focused on understanding the effect of long-term genetic selection for a single train on, among other things, the gene expression profile of intestinal nutrient transporter proteins and food intake regulators during chicken development. As a John Lee Pratt Animal Nutrition Ph.D. Fellow, Carin examined the balance between peptide transporter and amino acid transporter expression in the enterocyte. She also worked to generate transgenic chicken models to understand the roles of particular genes in the growth and development of chickens.