Audrey A. Millemann

Shareholder


Sacramento

916.558.6033

Audrey is a shareholder in the Firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property practice groups.

She is a litigator and a registered patent attorney.

Audrey has over 35 years of experience as a business litigator handling general business disputes.  Her areas of focus include intellectual property litigation (patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, and trade secret), unfair competition (Lanham Act, Unfair Competition Law, Unfair Practices Act), and antitrust (monopolization, price discrimination, tying, price-fixing, below-cost pricing, and secret rebates under the Sherman Act, Robinson-Patman Act, and Cartwright Act).  She has represented clients in federal and state courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. 

In addition to litigation, Audrey has obtained US and foreign patents and trademarks, and advises clients on all issues of intellectual property law (ownership, licensing, infringement, invalidity, and patentability). 

Audrey’s clients have included companies and individuals in the fields of biotechnology, industrial chemistry, medical devices, health and nutraceutical products, software, agriculture, food processing, farming, education, and insurance.

Before joining Weintraub Tobin, Audrey practiced in Los Angeles, focusing on litigation involving business and entertainment.  In a high-profile paternity case in Los Angeles, Audrey obtained the first court order, in any California criminal or civil case, admitting evidence of DNA “fingerprinting.”

Audrey’s undergraduate and graduate degrees focused on cell and developmental biology and included extensive coursework in biochemistry and genetics.  During and after graduate school, Audrey worked in the area of recombinant DNA technology.

State Bar of California, Antitrust and Unfair Competition, Intellectual Property Law and Litigation Sections
Member

Sacramento County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section
Member

Meritas, Sacramento
Member

Awards

AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®

Best Lawyers in America®, 2024 (Litigation – Intellectual Property)

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015-2023 – Intellectual Property, Litigation Intellectual Property

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015 – Antitrust

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2017- Litigation-Patents

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2019 – Trade Secrets

Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar, 2014, 2016 & 2018-2019

Northern California Super Lawyer, 2004, 2007-2023

J.D., University of California, Davis, 1986

M.S., Oregon State University, 1982

B.S., summa cum laude, Oregon State University, 1978

Postponed: Don’t Let Your IP Float Away in the Cloud!

Summary of Program Join attorneys from Weintraub Tobin’s Intellectual Property Group (Jo Dale Carothers and Audrey Millemann) for this 1 hour MCLE program. Program Highlights Overview of Cloud Computing and Cloud StorageWho owns the information in the Cloud?How are Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Trade Secrets affected by the Cloud?How private…

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WT Wins: Brendan Begley and Audrey Millemann Score Appellate Victory

On September 26, 2023, Weintraub shareholders Brendan Begley and Audrey Millemann scored an appellate victory in a published decision from the California Court of Appeal concerning the tracing of community property and separate property in a family law matter, In Re Marriage of Simonis. Brendan is an Appellate Law Specialist…

35 Weintraub Attorneys Named to 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Firm Retains Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 38 of its attorneys have been included on the 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition, 4 Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition on Northern California and Sacramento “Top” lists. Weintraub attorneys represent 16 percent…

33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists; Retain Highest Percentage of Sacramento Top 25 List

Weintraub Tobin is pleased to announce that 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included on the 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Star lists for outstanding attorneys in Northern California.  In addition, 5 Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition on Northern California and Sacramento “Top” lists. Weintraub attorneys represent 20 percent of…

14 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Best of the Bar 2019

SACRAMENTO, California  – Weintraub Tobin congratulates its 14 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2019. Attorneys selected to the 2019 Best of the Bar list include Gary L. Bradus, Kay U. Brooks ,Dale C. Campbell,  Christopher Chediak, Janet Z. Chediak, Jim Clarke,Edward J.…

37 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2018, on which 37 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Five Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer. Weintraub Tobin attorneys named to the 2018 Southern California…

24 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

SACRAMENTO, CA (August 7, 2017) – Weintraub Tobin, a leading California full-service law firm, is pleased to announce that 24 Weintraub Tobin attorneys are Martindale-Hubbell rated. Out of the 24 attorneys, 21 have received the AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, while three attorneys have been given the Distinguished rating. AV…

36 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2017, on which 36 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Six Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special recognition as a Top 25 Sacramento Super Lawyer. Weintraub Tobin attorneys named to the 2017 Southern California…

18 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named to Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List 2016

SACRAMENTO, California – July 25, 2016 – Weintraub Tobin Law Corporation congratulates its 18 attorneys who have been included in Sacramento magazine’s 2016 Top Lawyer List. David C. Adams | Business/Corporate, Mergers & AcquisitionsBrendan Begley | AppellateTaylor W.Bentley | Securities & Corporate FinanceGary L. Bradus | Banking & Financial Service, Business/CorporateKay U.…

33 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2016, on which 33 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Three Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions. Weintraub Tobin attorneys named to the 2016 Southern California and San Diego Super…

37 Weintraub Tobin Attorneys Named Among 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego lists of outstanding attorneys for 2015, on which 37 Weintraub Tobin attorneys have been included. Eight Weintraub Tobin attorneys received special honors in their respective regions. Weintraub Tobin attorneys named to the 2015 Southern California and San Diego…

Weintraub Tobin Raises Money for American Heart Association

For a third year in a row, Weintraub Tobin is working to raise funds for cardiovascular diseases and stroke by partaking in the American Heart Association Heart Walk on Saturday, September 21 at William Land Park. Our attorneys and staff work hard during the summer months to gear up for…

Weintraub Tobin Client Tracy Letts Wins Tony Award

Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation is proud to announce that our client Tracy Letts has won a 2013 Tony Award for his role in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Letts took home the award Sunday for best performance by an actor in a play for his portrayal of…

Twelve Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Attorneys Honored as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 14, 2010 – Weintraub Genshlea Chediak, a Sacramento-based business law and business litigation law firm congratulates its twelve attorneys who were named as 2010 Northern California SuperLawyers and Rising Stars: SuperLawyers: Gary L. Bradus, Business/Corporate Dale C. Campbell, Intellectual Property Litigation Christopher Chediak, Corporate Law Ed Corey,…

Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Announces New Los Angeles Office

Sacramento’s fifth-largest law firm quietly opened a branch in Los Angeles this week. Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Law Corp. has hired two litigators in an office on Wilshire Boulevard to solidify a toehold in the intellectual property, employment and entertainment markets in Southern California. The firm has expanded in Sacramento, too.…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Every year, I write about patents that have to do with Christmas. Here are a few I have found, some of which were issued in 2023 and others of which are older. Design patent D990,096 is a rather strange patent entitled “Elf Hand.”  The design looks like a prickly glove…

What is a Design Patent?

A design patent protects a new, original, ornamental design for an article of manufacture. 35 USC section 171. “Ornamental” means that the design is purely decorative; the patentability is based on its visual aspects. Those aspects are the shape or configuration of an article (like the shape of a bottle…

Alice is Alive and Well!

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