Overview

Scott Miller is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Scott is a skilled trial lawyer who represents clients in litigation and non-litigation intellectual property matters. He has served as first chair in numerous patent, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition, false advertising and copyright litigations, as well as litigations regarding intellectual property ownership rights and/or the enforcement or termination of licenses. He practices in courts and before administrative bodies across the country, as well in various arbitration forums. Scott also has substantial experience in the areas of patent counseling and opinions, due diligence, licensing and buy/sell transactions and patent and trademark prosecution. He has acted as lead IP counsel on hundreds of different transactions for strategic buyers/sellers, private equity and/or venture capital funds involving all types of intellectual property rights.

While Scott’s patent practice focuses on technology innovations in the areas of telecommunications, digital signal processing, data storage technologies, optical and fiber optic technologies and LED/LCD technologies, he represents consumer product companies in conjunction with utility and design patent and copyright issues and well-known trademarks in the United States. Scott also has substantial experience preparing and combating complicated damages analyses for trial.

A sought after expert in the area of intellectual property law, Scott regularly speaks at industry conferences and has been published in various legal and trade journals. Active in the IP business and legal communities, he is co-chair of the Programs Subcommittee for the ABA Litigation Section Intellectual Property Committee. He previously served nine years as the vice chair of the Damages and Injunction Committee for the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), and has served as a working member of various committees at the International Trademark Association including on the Non-Traditional Trademarks Committee and the Enforcement Committee. He is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Scott is a Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated Attorney and has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Patent Law.

Honors

Honors

Lawyer of the Year - Patent Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2020

Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2012-2020

Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law, 2013

Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney

Religious Liberty Award - ACLU

Southern California Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2014-2020

Insights

Articles

  • Co-author with C. Bove, "Fighting Intellectual Property Theft in the Internet Age: Why We Need a Statute Like the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act," Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, April 2011
  • Co-author with Michelle Kim, "Avoid Falling Prey to the Pitfalls of the Patent On-Sale Bar," Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, December 2010
  • Co-author with Manuel Nelson, "Therasense and the Doctrine of Inequitable Conduct," The Intellectual Property Strategist, November 2010
  • "Spam," Los Angeles Daily Journal, November 6, 2000
  • "Wireless Application Protocol," Los Angeles Daily Journal, August 21, 2000
  • "An Appraisal of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit," Southern California Review 57 1984: 301

Intellectual Property Law Blog Posts

Memberships

Memberships

Co-Chair, Programs Subcommittee - ABA Litigation Section Intellectual Property Committee, 2018-present

Vice-Chair, Damages and Injunction Committee - Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), 2009-2018

Member, Los Angeles County and American Bar Association

Member, Non-traditional Trademarks Committee, INTA, 2012-2016

Member, AIPLA Trademark Committee, 2012-2014

Program Committee, FCBA Conference - Federal Circuit Bar Association, 2011

Member, Enforcement Committee-Provisional Remedies - International Trademark Association, 2006-2009

Member, Meetings Committee - International Trademark Association, 1998-2002

Member, Issues and Policy Committee - International Trademark Association, 1995-1997

Education

J.D., University of Southern California, 1983, Hale Honors Moot Competition

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska, 1980, with distinction

Admissions

  • California
  • Northern District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • District of Colorado
  • District of Nevada
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL Panel)
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
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