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 handles a wide variety of Intellectual Property work including copyrights, trademarks, and patents, as well as related contracts and litigation. Among the matters Matt handles are software and technology contracts, copyright licensing, website terms and conditions of service, privacy policies, obtaining and then enforcing copyrights through litigation, brand enforcement litigation, and patent prosecution and litigation. Matt's patent prosecution experience includes computer software, mechanical inventions, and inventions in the field of oil and gas exploration and production.

Matt graduated from Duke University in 2001 with a B.A. in Computer Science and a double major 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. 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Year Admitted to Practice

  • 2009

Education

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

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

Publications

  • 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).\

HONORS

  • Super Lawyers- Intellectual Property
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2016-2018

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