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William H. Milliken


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Mr. Milliken is an associate in the Litigation Group.  His practice focuses on patent litigation in the United States District Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, with a particular emphasis on cases arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act.  He has experience drafting appellate briefs filed in the United States Courts of Appeals, assisting with oral argument preparation, handling complex motion practice before the district courts, and assisting with trial preparation in Hatch-Waxman litigation. 

Mr. Milliken graduated first in his class at Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in mathematics and received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.  While at Harvard, Mr. Milliken was a winner of the Ames Moot Court Competition and served as executive editor of the Harvard Law & Policy Review.  After law school, he clerked on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  He has authored two law review articles on constitutional criminal procedure and has written several problems for Harvard Law School’s moot court competition.  Mr. Milliken is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Tennessee and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, among others.


  • Retroactivity, the Due Process Clause, and the Federal Question in Montgomery v. Louisiana, 68 Stan. L. Rev. Online 42 (with Jason Zarrow) (2015)

  • The Retroactivity of Substantive Rules to Cases on Collateral Review and the AEDPA, With A Special Focus on Miller v. Alabama, 48 Ind. L. Rev. 931 (with Jason Zarrow) (2015)

  • Admissions
      • District of Columbia

      • Tennessee

      • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

      • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

      • District of Columbia Court of Appeals

  • Education
      • J.D., Harvard Law School, magna cum laude
      • B.A., Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, summa cum laude

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