Milton M. Oliver

Founder and Principal


Registered Patent Attorney

T 802.540.1051


89 Borestone Lane

Burlington, VT 05408


Milton M. Oliver is the founder of Oliver Intellectual Property.  Milt has over forty years of IP procurement experience, having obtained hundreds of patents, trademarks, and copyrights for his clients located in the U.S. and abroad. 


Milt's expertise covers the broad technological areas of electrical and mechanical innovations, and his experience includes, but is not limited to, handling matters involving circuitry, software, medical devices, auto parts, semiconductors, television, lighting devices, printing, specialty metals, liquid-crystal displays, magneto-optical recording, microprocessor-controlled electrical equipment, telecommunications (including DSL, GPS and cellular telephones), safety equipment, and complex electro-mechanical systems. Milt has also been a licensed pilot with an instrument rating, so he has significant experience with and first-hand understanding of aviation technologies.


Milt practices in the U.S. before the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") and internationally in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty ("PCT"). Milt represents foreign clients in their procurement efforts in the U.S., and also helps his domestic clients file for IP protection abroad through use of foreign associates. Earlier in his career, Milt worked as an associate at the Wolf, Greenfield firm in Boston, a partner in the Frishauf firm in New York City, and a partner at the Ware, Fressola firm in Fairfield County, CT.  Milt is fluent in German and maintains a reading knowledge of French and Russian.


Milt received his BA from Harvard College and received his JD from Golden Gate University School of Law.  Milt has been a patent lawyer since 1977 and is admitted to practice before the USPTO (Reg. # 28,333) and in Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, Florida, and California. He has experience arguing before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.