University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 2010

University of Oxford, Ph.D., 2005

  • Rhodes Scholar

Wheaton College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2001

  • Phi Beta Kappa


Law Clerk, Judge Alan D. Lourie, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2012-2014

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Miles J. Sweet

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Miles Sweet litigates complex commercial cases at the trial and appellate levels, with a focus on intellectual property disputes.  He has a wide range of experience with chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology matters.  Prior to joining Kellogg Huber Hansen, Mr. Sweet served as a law clerk to the Honorable Alan D. Lourie on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley – Boalt Hall School of Law.  Before law school, he earned a doctorate in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and worked as a consultant on various Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (“STEM”) policy issues for a number of U.S. and foreign agencies and associations.


The Patentability of Chiral Drugs Post-KSR: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same, Berkeley Tech L.J. 24:1 (2009)

Co-author, Intellectual Property Diligence for Alternative Energy Markets: The Race to Commercialise Exclusive Positions, Bloomberg European Bus. L.R. 2:242 (2008)