San Diego, Calif.-- Memjet, a leader in color printing technologies, has appointed Ben Miller as chief patent counsel. The company also announced that David Osborn has become its patent counsel.
In the newly created executive role, Miller will oversee Memjet’s foreign and domestic intellectual property portfolio and manage all legal matters related to the portfolio. Memjet holds more than 5,000 patents worldwide, with 700 additional patents pending.
Miller joins Memjet after a career at Qualcomm, where he was the architect of that company’s intellectual property strategies of its patents portfolio. Qualcomm is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. Miller was most recently chief patent strategist and senior vice president at Qualcomm.
Prior to Qualcomm, Miller was an associate/partner with the law firm of Brown, Martin, Haller & McClain, specializing in patent preparation and prosecution in various technologies around electronic arts. Before that, he served as patent attorney for Hughes Aircraft Company. He began his career in 1978 as an engineer with General Atomics.
Osborn joins Memjet as patent counsel after serving for nine years as the in-house patent attorney for Silverbrook Research, the original developer of Memjet technologies. In that role, Osborn was integral in the creation of new Memjet patent applications and the prosecution of European and U.S. patents infringement, as well as advising on worldwide patent filing strategies. Prior to that, he served as a senior technical assistant for mechanical and chemical teams at the intellectual property law firm of Sydney-based Baldwin Shelston Waters (now Shelston IP), and before that, he was a technical assistant for Carpmaels & Ransford in London.
Miller will work out of Memjet’s corporate offices in San Diego, and Osborn will be based in Sydney at Memjet’s Australian offices and R&D facilities.