Registered Patent Attorney
United States Patent and Trademark Office
J. Matthew Miller III works with the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He has extensive experience in assisting clients in obtaining and enforcing patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. Matt graduated from Duke University in 2001 with a degree in Computer Science and worked as a software engineer for several years. Now, Matt applies this knowledge in his practice.
As a Registered Patent Attorney, Matt litigates patent disputes, as well as prosecutes patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Matt’s patent prosecution experience includes computer software, mechanical inventions, and inventions in the field of oil and gas exploration and production.
Matt has a great deal of experience advising clients on the intricacies of obtaining ownership of copyrights, registering copyrights with the United States Copyright Office, and enforcing copyrights through the use of demand letters and litigation. Matt’s copyright experience includes software products, mobile applications, websites, books, and advertising materials. Matt has also worked with Tulane Law School’s Durationator project and written academically on copyright policy.
Matt’s trademark practice includes both federal trademark prosecution and litigation, both in federal district courts and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Matt also served as an Adjunct Professor and Law School Faculty Clinic Supervisor for Tulane Law School’s Trademark Lab, supervising law students in providing pro bono legal services.
Internet, Domain Names, and Websites
Matt’s practice includes advising clients on a variety of internet-related issues, including domain name disputes, which involve a mix of technical know-how, knowledge of the UDRP arbitration system, and trademark law. Matt also counsels clients on website terms of service, privacy policies, and website copyright issues.
Matt graduated from Duke University in 2001 with a B.A. in Computer Science, also majoring in Psychology. He received his J.D. from Tulane Law School in 2009, graduating cum laude. During law school, Matt created and operated several websites which have been noted in national media. He 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, Matt was named as a co-inventor on an international patent application.
Prior to law school, Matt worked as a Software Engineer in New Orleans and is named as a co-inventor on two United States Patents in the fields of image processing and video surveillance. Matt has technical experience with computer programming in a variety of programming languages, databases, web application development, managing Linux-based computer servers, open source software, search engine optimization, and internet advertising. Matt also developed the Louisiana Civil Code and Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure mobile applications for iPhone and iPad.