Margaret (“Peggy”) Millikin is a registered patent attorney, with a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering, and has a national and international client base gathered over 26 years of intellectual property law practice. Peggy formed Millikin Intellectual Property Law, PLLC in 2014, and represents clients in all phases of intellectual property law. Prior to forming her own firm, Peggy was a shareholder and director with Crowe & Dunlevy where she co-chaired the Intellectual Property Law practice group and chaired the International Law practice group. She also was Manager for the U.S. intellectual property office for Basell (a joint venture of BASF and Royal Dutch Shell) at their R&D Center in Elkton, Maryland, reporting to the Vice President of Intellectual Property in Ferrara, Italy, and served as Senior IP counsel for Owens Corning in Columbus, Ohio, Honeywell Inc. in Richmond, Virginia and Hercules, Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware. Peggy has counseled clients with operations throughout Europe, Asia, the Pacific Rim and North and South America.
Peggy has managed the global IP portfolios for a number of international businesses, counseling clients on aspects of portfolio creation, management, protection and enforcement. She has lead the IP function on international business transactions, involving IP assets worth hundreds of millions of dollars. She has also represented clients in high-stakes IP litigation and employs creative problem-solving skills to encourage resolution of disputes. Peggy particularly enjoys helping clients who are seeking value-driven results and who aim to optimize their IP spend while making IP assets an integral part of the overall organizational strategy.