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J. Douglas Miller

Partner, Intellectual Property Practice Co-Administrator
1000 Jackson Street
Toledo, OH 43604


Christine Golupski

J. Douglas Miller is a mechanical engineer and registered patent attorney licensed in the State of Ohio and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Doug counsels clients in a variety of patent-related matters including prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications, infringement studies, clearance studies, freedom-to-operate studies, trademark, copyright, trade secret, technology transfer, transactional matters, and related intellectual property matters.  Doug has extensive experience in a variety of technologies including fuel cell systems, battery systems, casting systems and processes, forging systems and processes, metal forming systems and processes, blow molding systems and processes, automotive components, climate control systems, compressors, heat exchangers, block fittings, seals, bearings, shafts, fins, lubrication, driveline components, optics, noise control and abatement, tubing, valves, refrigerants, fluid transfer, interiors, electronics, lighting, hospital and medical equipment, and others.

While in law school, Doug served as a Technical Editor for the University of Toledo Law Review.  Doug is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio.

Prior to joining Shumaker, Doug was a founding member of Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller, LLC.  Prior to practicing law, Doug worked as environmental manager and solvent recovery system manager for a chemical compounding facility and a project engineer in the chemical process group with a global engineering consulting firm.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Wood County Economic Development Commission, Board Member, 2014 - present; President, 2016 - present
  • Northwestern Water & Sewer District, Board of Trustees, 2015 - present; Vice-Chairman, 2018 - present
  • Bulldog Foundation, Board Member and President, 2015 - present
  • Imagination Station Science Center, Board Member, 2013 - present
  • Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the College of Business of Bowling Green State University, Advisory Board Member, 2016 - present
  • LaunchPad Incubation at The University of Toledo, Advisory Committee Member, 2014 - present; Search Committee Member, 2018
  • Rossford Transportation Improvement District, Board Member, 2015 - present
  • Rotary Club of Toledo, International Service Committee, 2015 - present; International Service Committee Chair, 2015 - 2016
  • Wood County Bar Association, Grievance Committee, 2005 - 2006
  • Toledo Bar Association, Admissions Committee, 2014 - 2015
  • Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association, President, 2006 - 2007
  • Ohio Society of Professional Engineers
  • Toledo Society of Professional Engineers

Alternate biographies




  • J.D., cum laude, The University of Toledo College of Law, Technical Editor. University of Toledo Law Review, 1999
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Toledo, 1990

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Ohio, 2000
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court Northern District of Ohio