Frederick C. Millett

Millett Frederick

Fred Millett practices patent litigation, IP diligence, and counseling, with a focus on biotechnology, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.  Fred has experience litigating patent infringement cases arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act. He has particular experience in litigating cases involving drugs used to treat HIV and AIDS. He has handled all aspects of litigation on behalf of several pharmaceutical industry leaders. Fred has also led IP investigations of pipeline and marketed products, start-ups, and large corporations, related to acquisitions and transactions of all sizes.

Prior to law school, Fred worked as a research chemist at Pleotint, LLC, a small company in West Michigan, where he assisted in developing thermochromic office glass technology. While in law school, he served as an intern at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked on the Supreme Court case Snyder v. Louisiana, 552 U.S. 472 (2008), among other matters. 


Representative Clients

  • Gilead
  • Novartis
  • Advaxis
  • Sanofi
  • Amgen
  • Allergan




  • J.D. cum laude Franklin Pierce Law Center 2008
    • Form & Accuracy editor, Pierce Law Review
    • Intern, Southern Center for Human Rights
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering Honors Michigan State University 2004
    • Omega Chi Epsilon (Honor Society for Chemical Engineering students)

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Amicus Briefs Committee, New York Intellectual Property Law Association 


  • Recipient,  Legal Aid Society award for outstanding pro bono service, 2015, 2016