Mark E. Miller


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Mark Miller has 35 years of experience in intellectual property matters. He focuses his practice on technology-related litigation and on obtaining, protecting, enforcing, and licensing intellectual property rights.

Mark has litigated patent infringement, patent ownership, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and trade secret disputes before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, District Courts, the US International Trade Commission (Section 337 investigations), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. With a degree in physics, Mark’s technical background and experience spans a variety of fields including: computer architecture and microarchitecture; electronic design automation (EDA) tools; microprocessors and other semiconductor devices (including graphics controllers, flash memory, programmable logic, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), switching power converters, and charge-coupled devices (CCDs); analog circuits and devices; semiconductor fabrication processes and equipment; and communications and network systems (including wireless and Internet based systems).


Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a “World’s Leading Trademark Professional” by World Trademark Review TM 1000 (2018)
  • Recognized as an “Intellectual Property Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal (2017)
  • Named a “Top Intellectual Property Lawyer” by the Daily Journal (2017, 2016)
  • Recognized by Legal 500 for his skills in patent litigation and for his trade secret and intellectual property work
  • Recognized as a leading attorney in IAM Patent 1000
  • Recognized in World Trademark Review’s “WTR 1000”
  • Named a “Super Lawyer” in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation in a survey conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc. and published in San Francisco magazine


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court for the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of California, Southern District of New York, District of Colorado, and District of Columbia
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal, Ninth, and DC Circuits
  • US Supreme Court

Registered to Practice

  • US Patent & Trademark Office 


  • Vermont Law School, J.D., 1983
  • University of Connecticut, B.S., Physics, 1980

Professional Activities


  • Chapter, “Lawyers Are a Client’s Best Weapon,” Patent Litigation and Dispute Resolution (Aspatore, 2008)
  • “Patent Litigation Before the International Trade Commission and Its Effectiveness,” Practicing Law Institute, Patent Litigation, November 1992
  • “Likelihood of Confusion?—Three Areas of Uncertainty in Trademark Law,” IP Litigator (September/October 2010)
  • “DOJ, FTC Redefine Antitrust Rules on Patent Pools,” The National Law Journal (October 29, 2007)


  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association


  • Panelist, "The Tangled Law of Assignor Estoppel," IPO IP Chat Channel (August 2018)