Scott R. Miller

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

Areas of Practice

Mr. Miller 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. Mr. Miller 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 Mr. Miller’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. Mr. Miller also has substantial experience preparing and combating complicated damages analyses for trial.

A sought after expert in the area of intellectual property law, Mr. Miller 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. Mr. Miller is a Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney and has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America in Patent Law.


•Best Lawyer in America, Best Lawyers, 2012-2019
•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, 2014-2018


•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

Media Mentions

•Top Verdicts: Alfred E. Mann Foundation et al. v. Cochlear Corp. et al
Daily Journal, February 17, 2016


•Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) Annual Meeting
September 2016
•Intellectual Property Owner’s Association (IPO) Patent Damages Summit
Sheraton Hotel Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real, May 24, 2016

Areas of Practice (10)

  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyrights
  • False Advertising, Lanham Act and Unfair Competition
  • IP Licensing, Technology and Commercial Transactions
  • Patent Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark Applications and Prosecution
  • Trademarks and Trade Dress
  • Blockchain Technology and Digital Currency

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
213.617.4177  Phone
213.443.2817  Fax
University Attended:
University of Nebraska, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, with distinction, 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Southern California, J.D., Hale Honors Moot Competition, 1983
Year of First Admission:
Eastern District of Michigan; United States Court of Appeals 10th Circuit; Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL Panel); United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit; District of Nevada; Central District of California; Southern District of California; Eastern District of California; Eastern District of Texas; United States Supreme Court; California; United States Patent and Trademark Office; United States Court of Appeals Federal Circuit; District of Colorado; Northern District of California


•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


Peer Reviews

A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

Los Angeles, California

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