Miku’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the USPTO. Miku has also worked on due diligence projects, including preparation of opinions in the areas of patentability, validity, infringement and product clearance, as well as patent licensing. His areas of focus include the technology field such as computer software and hardware, networks, Internet-related application, environmental technologies, optics, mechanical engineering, business processes and medical devices. Miku’s practice also includes registration and renewal of trademarks. His practice also includes Export Control consultation, specializing in the issues faced by US subsidiaries of overseas corporations. Miku is also a member of the Diversity Committee, the Licensing practice group and the Clean Tech, Energy, Environmental and Resources practice group.
Prior to joining Procopio, Miku practiced as a partner at Sughrue Mion PLLC in Japan and Silicon Valley. Miku also worked as an associate at Fleshner & Kim, LLP, and as a searcher at Prior Art Searches, Inc.
In addition to his extensive legal experience, Miku was a lead developer for American Management Systems, Inc where he was involved in the proposal, design, software coding, testing and user documentation stages for various federal budgeting and scientific information client/server application related to environmental and health agencies. Prior to that, he conducted facilities assessment, industrial facility technical analysis and environmental impact statement for Resources Application, Inc. – where he also performed scientific analysis of federally regulated hazardous waste sites, including contamination migration and toxicity studies. Miku has also directed corporate leadership and teambuilding training, conservation education and training and recreation outdoors adventure services for Action Endeavor, Inc., a company that he founded, owned and operated.