Gavin J. Milczarek-Desai

Associate Clinical Professor of Law; Executive Director, IP and Entrepreneurship Clinic

Gavin Milczarek-Desai is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law and the Executive Director of the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic. Prior to joining the faculty at the James E. Rogers College of Law in late 2019, Gavin’s 20-year career in private practice focused on representation of clients in patent and trademark matters covering a wide variety of products and technologies, ranging from biomedical applications to agrichemicals to mechanical innovations. Gavin earned his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona at the Arizona Cancer Center and has extensive technical knowledge of complex chemical, molecular and genetic technologies used in research, clinical, and agricultural applications.  His legal research interest is focused on information that patents and pending applications convey to consumers.

Curriculum Vitae


  • J.D. James E. Rogers College of Law
  • Ph.D. University of Arizona
  • B.A. Bard College

Work Experience

  • Executive Director, Intellectual Property Clinic
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2019 - present
  • Office Managing Partner
    Quarles & Brady LLP, Tucson, Arizona
    2010 - 2019
  • Attorney
    Quarles & Brady LLP, Tucson, Arizona
    2003 - 2010
  • Associate Patent Attorney
    Durando Birdwell & Janke, P.L.C., Tucson, Arizona
    2000 - 2003
Intellectual Property Law