Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills PLLC

Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills PLLC

Medler Ferro Woodhouse & Mills PLLC is an intellectual property law firm established in 2005, specializing in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law. Our firm provides superior quality legal services utilizing cost effective strategies to provide the highest value to our clients.


We are strategically located in the Northern Virginia Technology Corridor, just minutes from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Our clients include large multinational corporations, small start-up companies, universities, and single inventors. We have a dedicated staff of attorneys and paralegals with expertise in several technology areas, including the mechanical and the life sciences arts.


Our legal professionals have extensive undergraduate and graduate training in technical areas such as mechanical engineering, organic chemistry, biomedical engineering, biochemistry, materials science, physical chemistry and biotechnology. A number of our professionals have Ph.D.s in these fields. Our associates and partners have juris doctor degrees from many of the top law schools in the United States.

Memberships and Associations:

Our professionals are members of the state bars of Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, New York and California. We are also registered before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


We provide legal counseling and services in the area of aesthetic innovation, including formulations, medical devices and biotechnology. This includes assisting individual inventors, universities, and large and small companies with protection of their ideas through patent application preparation and prosecution before U.S. and foreign patent offices, trademark prosecution, trade secret protection, and copyrights. We are experienced in the interplay between patent law and the FDA regulatory framework surrounding drug, biologic and medical device approval. Our considerable experience in due diligence analysis and landscape reviews helps clients assess the marketplace for their product(s) and/or service(s). We also have extensive experience in providing intellectual property protection strategies, and in strengthening existing portfolios, to attract potential investors. In addition, we offer strategic counseling and drafting of licensing agreements and transaction documents to help our clients monetize their discoveries.

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