Expert Witness

Mr. Milgrim has served as an expert in over 50 litigations and arbitrations, both domestic and international.

Areas of testimony have included practices that are used in industry to protect confidential matter and IP licensing practices as they bear on rights and duties in unidirectional and cross licenses.

He has been retained by a broad cross section of domestic and international law firms. Below is a listing of his retentions, including the retaining law firm and the parties involved and a description of the general area of expertise.

Expert Witness Activity (Partial)

Brown Rudnick (NYC)/Stryker

Howmedica v. Howard (D.N.J. 2024)
(reasonableness of protection of trade secret matter)

Richie & Gueringer (Austin, TX) and Squire Patton Boggs (Dallas)

BHI Energy v. KVP Holdings (N.D. Tx. 2023-24)
(addressing reasonableness of trade secrecy measures)

Clyde & Co. (Paris)

iXblue v. Safran (ICC N.Y. and Paris 2022) Addressing confidentiality practices in show-how transfer in a patent and trade secret field-of-use nonexclusive license

Daewoong Pharma (S. Korea)

In the matter of certain Botulinum Toxin Products (ITC Inv. 337-TA-1145 2021) Sponsored public interest submission to ITC criticizing ALJ’s ruling that claimant’s bacteria is a trade secret. ITC reversed ALJ ruling.

Harcus Parker (London)

Major Commodity Enterprise v. Media Company (High Court of Justice London 2020) (addressing interplay between trade secret owner’s property right and First Amendment rights of publisher in relation to a parallel action pending in the S.D.N.Y.)

Nobel Biocare

Bichacho et al v. Nobel Biocare Services AG (ICC Zurich 2018) (analysis of controlling principles for assessing U.S. patent damages in respect of independent and dependent claims)

Amerihua Produce

Blue Book Services v. Amerihua Produce (N.D. Ill. 2018) (analysis of secrecy safeguards in standard form of license agreement for data)

Williams Mullen (Richmond, VA)

De Simone v. VSL Pharmaceuticals (D. Md. 2018) (custom and usage concerning duration of secrecy obligation)

Lowenstein Sandler

The Medicines Co. v. Biogen MA (D.N.J. 2017) (custom and usage as to correlation between terms of license grant and royalty provisions)

King & Spalding (Palo Alto)

Nektar Pharmaceuticals v. Allergan and MAP Pharmaceuticals (JAMS Arbitration Arbitration San Jose 2017) (construction of exclusive patent license in respect of entitlement of licensor to fees paid to licensee by a third party)

Morrison & Foerster (San Francisco)

ASML Holdings N.V. (Netherlands) v. Nikon Corp. (International Centre for Dispute Resolution NYC 2016) (dispute concerning patents subject to capture under a patent cross license)

Hoyng Rokh Moengier (Amsterdam) and Baker Botts (Washington & NYC)

Agfa Graphics v. Fujifilm (The Hague 2015) (analysis of whether patents acquired after execution date of a worldwide Agreement were subject to option)

Dechert LLP (Palo Alto)

AbbVie European Patent Office Proceedings involving several Oppositions (EPO 2015-16) (analysis of national (U.S.) law concerning "successor in title" issues for purposes of priority under Article 87(1) of the European Patent Treaty, arising from Abbott Laboratories acquisition of BASF's pharmaceutical business)

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff

Bayer CropScience A.G. v. Dow AgroScience LLC (ICC NYC 2014) (construction of patent cross license)

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

Spalding v. Maxim Bungalows Cofresi (Cal. Super Ct. 2014) (analysis of mark license in respect of quality control vs. management control)

Kenyon & Kenyon

Sony Mobile Communications v. Koninklijke Philips (The Hague 2014) (construction of patent cross licenses to determine under which license(s) patents had been licensed and determination of status of entity acquired after license agreement)

Kenyon & Kenyon

Comcast Corp. v. C-cation, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. 2012) (characteristics of patent infringement settlements)

Sony Mobile Communications

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. v. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB (Dusseldorf, Germany District Court 2012) (construction of patent cross license agreements)

King & Spalding

Institute Francais du Petrole v. Texaco Dev. Corp. (S.D.N.Y. 2009) (construction of agreement to transfer certain interests in patents)

Gleiss Lutz (Munich) and Imation B.V.

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. v. Imation Europe B.V. (Duesseldorf, Germany District Court 2009) (expertise concerning license grant in a patent cross license)

Latham & Watkins and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges

Rhodianyl S.N.C. v. KoSa France Holding S.a..r.l. (ICC Paris 2009) (clean room development)

Hogan & Hartson

(AAA Chicago 2008-9) (dispute concerning issues in a sponsored research/patent license agreement)

Skadden, Arps, Meagher, Slate & Flom

Imation Corp. v. Koninklijke Philips Electronics (The Hague 2008-9) (expertise concerning license grant in a patent cross license)

Bingham McCutchen

Anastasia Beverly Hills v. Daiko (C.D. Cal. 2008) (testifying about broad subject matter of trade secrets, degree of misappropriation and territorial aspects of injunctive relief)

Kirkland & Ellis

Neways v. Sisel (D. Utah 2008) (assisting with respect to meeting UTSA requirements for trade secret status)

Sullivan & Cromwell

Comm'n of the European Communities v. Microsoft Corporation (E.C. Comm'n 2007) (issues pertaining to licensing software)

Hughes Hubbard & Reed

Syncsort Inc. v. Innovative Routines In't (D.N.J. 2007, 2012) (maintenance of trade secret status for licensed software)

Keker  & Van Nest, LLP

Sputtered Films Inc. v. Mishkin (Cal. Super. Ct. Santa Barbara 2006) (issues relating to permissible reverse engineering)

Howrey & Simon

NTP v. RIM (E.D. Va. 2006) (expert opinion regarding terms of patent license in major patent dispute)

Duane Morris (NY)

Netherby v. Jones of N.Y. (S.D.N.Y.2005) (issues relating to licensing terminology)

White & Case (Brussels)

Microsoft Corporation v. Comm'n of the European Communities (Ct. of First Instance of EC 2005) (issues pertaining to licensing software protocols and confidentiality)

Hogan & Hartson; Sandler, Lasry, Laube and White & Steele

Cyto-Charge Corp. v. Chemins, Inc., Metabolife Int'l Inc. (El Paso Dist. Ct., CO 2005) (issues relating to confidentiality of alleged trade secrets and licensing)

McDermott Will/O’Melveny & Myer

Lockheed Martin v. Boeing (S.D. Fla. 2005) (trade secret precautions regarding receipt of third party trade secrets)

Wilson Sonsini

Synopsis, Inc. v. Nassda, Corp. (Cal. Super. Ct./FTC 2005) (rendering opinion as to likely outcome of case for FTC review)

Godin & Baity

J.D. Edwards v. Mayer Electric (AAA Arbitration, Boston, MA  2004) (trade secret precautions and principles bearing upon whether trade secret claims were made in good faith)

Rovens & Lamb

Aurora v. National Geographic (D.C. Arbitration 2003) (licensing issues)

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Convolve Inc. and Mass. Inst. of Techn. v. Compaq and Seagate Technology (S.D.N.Y. 2001) (pending) (confidentiality and injury occasioned by misappropriation)

Pillsbury Winthrop LLP

Biosite Diagnostics v. XOMA Ltd. (N.D. Cal. 2001) (dispute regarding termination of patent license)

Faegre & Benson LLP

Monsanto v. Pioneer (E.D. Mo. 2000) (patent license dispute)

Thorsnes, Bartolotta & McGuire

Blake v. Koehler California Superior Court (San Diego 2000) (dispute regarding duties by reason of former employment)

Howrey & Simon/Intel

Integraph v. Intel (D. Ala. 1999) (patent license dispute)

Pillsbury Madison & Sutro

International Dispute Arbitration (S.F., Cal. October 2000) (patent and know-how license dispute)

Brobeck Phleger and Harrison LLP

Advanced Fibre Communications, Inc. v. RELTEC (Cal. Super. Ct. 1999) (confidentiality dispute)

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

FTC Proceeding Regarding Intel's Confidentiality Practices (1999)

Rovens & Lamb

BE Aerospace, Inc. v. NCR Corp. U.S. District Court for the Central District of Cal. (1998) (confidentiality)

SBC (Southwestern Bell)

FCC Proceedings Regarding Interstate Communications Carrier Access to Regional Facilities (1997) (software license issues)

Tarlow, Jordan & Schrader/ Waldbaum, Corn, Koff & Berger, P.C.

G & D v. Precision Wire Components, L.L.P. U.S. District Court for the District of Colo. (1997-98) (ultimately assigned to arbitration) (confidentiality)

Brobeck Phleger & Harrison LLP

Advanced Fibre Communications, Inc. v. ITRI (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Cal. 1997) (confidentiality)

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Shell Oil Co. v. Schering AG *(U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware 1996) (patent license dispute)


AT&T v. Bell of Canada, et al. (Can. Federal Court 1996) (patent license dispute)

California Chemical Co.

California Chemical v. Sister H (California Superior Ct. 1996) (confidentiality)

Cushman & Darby (now Pillsbury Madison & Sutro L.L.P.)

Hoechst Diafoil Co. v. Chiel Synthetics (D. So. Car. 1996) (confidentiality)

Hazelton, Lanier & Batson

Beauty Warehouse v. Bernstein - Rein (Kansas State Court 1995) (confidentiality)

Campbell Maack & Sessions

Sun Glo v. Ore-Ida/H.J. Heinz (Idaho State Court 1994) (confidentiality)

Sullivan & Cromwell

Remington Rand v. Amro Bank (S.D.N.Y. 1992-93) (patent and know-how license dispute)