Registered Patent Attorney
United States Patent and Trademark Office

J. Matthew Miller III joined the firm as an associate in 2009 practicing Intellectual Property law. Matt graduated from Duke University in 2001 with a B.A. in Computer Science, also majoring in Psychology and graduated cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2009. Prior to law school, Matt worked as a Software Engineer in New Orleans and is named as a co-inventor on three pending United States Patent Applications in the fields of image processing and video surveillance. During Law School, Matt created and operated several websites which have been used millions of times and have been noted in national media. Matt also worked with the “Durationator” project of the Tulane Center for Intellectual Property Law and Culture, creating the logic representation language and accompanying logic engine enabling the site’s detailed analysis of worldwide copyright law. As a result of this work, Matt is named as a co-inventor on an international patent application. Matt has also created several iPhone applications, including: Louisiana Civil Code, Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, Louisiana Code of Evidence, Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure, Louisiana Civil Code Ancillaries, Louisiana Mineral Code, Louisiana Worker’s Compensation Code, Louisiana Insurance Code, and Ciolino on Louisiana Legal Ethics. Matt has experience in open source software, web application development, search engine optimization (SEO), internet advertising, and affiliate marketing. In addition, two of Matt’s recipes are featured in Crescent City Moons, Dishes and Spoons, a cookbook published in 2009 by the Junior League of New Orleans.

Year Admitted to Practice



Duke University, B.A. 2001; Tulane Law School, J.D., 2009

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office; All Louisiana state and federal courts; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


The Trouble with Traditions: The Split over Eldred’s Traditional Contours Guidelines, How They Might Be Applied, and Why They Ultimately Fail, 11 Tul. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 91 (2008).

Golan v. Gonzales: How Copyright Restoration Alters the Ordinary Copyright Sequence and Invites First Amendment Review, 10 Tul. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 353 (2007).

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