Todd White Background Counselor
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Todd Miller is a seasoned intellectual property attorney with extensive litigation and prosecution experience. He has tried and won matters before jurors, judges, and arbitrators.

As a registered patent attorney, Todd has prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and other agencies worldwide. He counsels clients with the development, maintenance, and policing of their patent and trademark portfolios.

Todd is a former partner at Jones Day and co-chair of that firm’s Emerging Technologies practice. He is a frequent speaker and author.

With more than 20 articles, Todd has been published in China, Germany, Japan, the U.K., and the U.S. under the auspices of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the Max Planck Institute.

Superlawyers.com Todd R. MillerTodd has continuously been selected to the California Super Lawyers® list, an honor given to the top 5% of practicing attorneys in California.

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Admitted

California; Maryland; Central, Southern, and Northern Districts of California; District of Colorado; Northern District of Ohio, Eastern District of Texas; United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education

Todd has a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property Law with highest honors from the The George Washington University.  He has also earned a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he was on Law Review, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Florida.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Walmart, Amazon.com, Toys “R” Us, DNA Response, Jay Franco & Sons, and Jay@Play International HK Ltd. successfully have patent infringement lawsuit dismissed
  • Bluelounge Pte. Ltd. establishes and enforces a global intellectual property portfolio and successfully defends its rights
  • ClariTrac Inc. develops an ultrasound imaging system to improve breast cancer diagnosis
  • California Polytechnic State University develops and monetizes its intellectual property portfolio
  • Dr. William Stubbeman establishes intellectual property portfolio for treatment systems and methods capable of treating neurologic or psychiatric disorders, including tinnitus
  • West Coast Trends enforces its patent rights against Ogio International
  • Comco Inc. develops its intellectual property portfolio directed to abrasive blasting technology
  • No. 9 Software develops an intellectual property portfolio directed to a novel retail ecosystem designed to improve fitting, sales, rentals, and shop management
  • Early X Foundation works with national laboratories, universities, and corporations to commercialize intellectual property
  • Capital Security Systems, Inc. enforces global patent portfolio directed to envelope-free ATMs
  • Pro Tech Monitoring prevails against Satellite Tracking of People in patent actions involving GPS tracking devices
  • DIRECTV prevails on remand against Finisar Corp. in a patent action on summary judgment, saving DIRECTV over $100M
  • Chevron and Unocal successfully resolve antitrust class actions regarding reformulated gasoline
  • Gennum prevails in patent trial over infringement claims concerning two patents related to video synchronization separators, with the Federal Circuit twice holding in favor of Gennum
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles wins $2M in overcharges on computer systems outsourcing contract as a counterclaim to a $9M initial strike lost by CSC
  • SAP successfully defends against patent infringement claim filed by DSC, an Acacia entity
  • Wilden Pump settles favorably in patent infringement case relating to diaphragm pumps
  • IBM settles favorably in patent case against Amazon.com involving data storage
  • IBM settles favorably in patent case against Amazon.com involving electronic ordering systems
  • 3D Systems resolves patent over solid free-form fabrication with favorable settlement
  • Motorola and Freescale resolve suit with STMicroelectronics over 12 semiconductor patents
  • RIM successfully pursues trade secret misappropriation action over wireless PDA
  • SanDisk successfully defends against patent charges involving integrated circuit chip
  • Texas Instruments successfully defends against patents claims involving processor technology
  • PSC establishes patent portfolio for laser scanners and accessories
  • Universal Studios establishes portfolio for its theme park, including rides and complex robots

 

Publications

  • Cleantech Innovators Should be Aware of Certain Global Intellectual Property Issues, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, May 2010
  • 知识产权和清洁技术 — 关键问题和需要做的决定 (Intellectual Property Rights And Clean Technology – Critical Issues And Decisions To Be Made), on Qianlong.com, March 18, 2010
  • Protecting Patent Holders of Clean Technology, Los Angeles Daily Journal, 12, 2010 (Read Here | PDF)
  • Handotai Gyokai ni okeru Tokkyo-sosho oyobi Tokkyo-shinsa no Doko (The Trends of Patent Litigation and Protection in the Semiconductor Industry), Legal Updates US, Business Law Journal, July 2008
  • Patent Trends in the Cleantech Industry, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, July 2008 (Read Here | PDF)
  • Change of Conduct, Patent World, April 2008
  • Patent Litigation and Prosecution Trends in the Semiconductor Industry, IP Perspectives, Fall/Winter 2007 (Read Here | PDF)
  • Patent Litigation has Doubled and Will Double Again Over the Next Decade, Electronic Design, November 2007
  • Expect Twofold Increase in Patent Litigation, Electronic Engineering Times, 2007 (Read Here)
  • Patent Litigation on the Rise in Semiconductor Sector, Electronic Engineering Times, 2007 (Read Here)
  • Accelerated Patent Examination for Nanotechnology and Emerging Technologies, IP Perspectives, Spring/Summer 2007 (Read Here | PDF)
  • Risks and Rewards of Accelerated Examination: New Procedures at the USPTO, Small Times,smalltimes.com, February 2007 (Read Here)
  • New Procedures at the USPTO: The Risks and Rewards of Accelerated Patent Examination within 12 Months, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, January 2007
  • Patented Compounds Inherently Coproduced as Trace Impurities: Issues of Inherent Anticipation and Literal Infringement, 32 AIPLA Q.J. 425 (2004)
  • The “Doctrine of Prosecution Disclaimer” in Construing Patent Claims, 86 Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 931 (2004)
  • Inherent Anticipation: The Downfall of Recognition, LAIPLA Bulletin, Issue 18, April 2004
  • What is a Markman Hearing? LAIPLA Bulletin, Issue 16, December/January 2004
  • Practical Tips on Enforcing and Defending Patents, 75 Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 791 (2003)
  • The Same Effect: United States Provisional Patent Applications and Paris Convention Priority Rights, 37 L. TECH. 1; 78 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 734 (1996)
  • Inventions Made in U.S.A.: Foreign “Equality” Under Applicable International Treaties, 587 IIC 27 (1996)
  • The International Suture: A Comparative Approach to Patenting Methods of Medical Treatment, 78 Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 443 (1996)
  • The Public’s Right to Know? Or a Red-Tape Nightmare?: Demanding Best Mode Disclosure to be Updated, 35 L. & Tech. 261 (1995)
  • Motivation and Set-Size: In re Bell Provides a Link Between Chemical and Biochemical Patent Claims, 2 University of Baltimore Intellectual Property Law Journal 89 (1993)

 

Speaking Engagements & Press

  • 2018 Super Lawyers®
  • 2017 Super Lawyers®
  • 2016 Super Lawyers®
  • 2015 Super Lawyers®
  • 2014 Super Lawyers®
  • 2013 Super Lawyers®
  • Intellectual Property 101, California Polytechnic State University, October 20, 2016, San Luis Obispo, California
  • Practical Intellectual Property Guidance for Entrepreneurs, Art Center College of Design, June 7, 2016, Pasadena, California
  • Practical Intellectual Property Guidance and Beyond, California Polytechnic State University, May 11, 2016, San Luis Obispo, California
  • Practical Intellectual Property Guidance for Entrepreneurs, California Polytechnic State University, May 11, 2016, San Luis Obispo, California
  • Practical Intellectual Property Guidance and Beyond, March 17, 2016, Make in LA, Chatsworth, California
  • Practical Intellectual Property Guidance for Entrepreneurs, Pepperdine University, November 14, 2015, Encino, California
  • Intellectual Property 101 and Beyond, October 21, 2015, San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego, California
  • Practical Intellectual Property Guidance for Entrepreneurs, USC, January 27, 2014, Los Angeles, California
  • Bluelounge Wins Dismissal of Lawsuit, May 1, 2015 (Read Here)
  • Practical IP Tips for the Entrepreneur, August 12, 2015, Los Angeles, California
  • Bluelounge Pte. Ltd., Maker of the MiniDock® Product, Resolves Patent Infringement Suit Against Blingberry, LLC, June 24, 2013
  • Practical Intellectual Property Guidance for Entrepreneurs, USC, January 28, 2013, Los Angeles, California
  • Protecting Your Invention, Inventors’ Mastermind SoCal, August 19, 2012
  • Practical Intellectual Property Guidance for Executives and Entrepreneurs, Bloomberg BNA Webinar, February 16, 2012
  • Practical Intellectual Property Guidance for Entrepreneurs, USC, January 23, 2012, Los Angeles, California
  • Practical IP Tips for Entrepreneurs by Todd Miller, January 15, 2012, at http://www.maxmednik.com/1/post/2012/01/practical-ip-tips-for-entrepreneurs-by-todd-miller.html
  • Practical IP Tips for Entrepreneurs, UCLA, January 11, 2012, Los Angeles, California
  • Practical IP Tips for Entrepreneurs, Pepperdine University, November 3, 2011, Malibu, California
  • Patent and Intellectual Properties: Your Questions, Answered; PLUS the Supreme Court decision on Bilski, July 6, 2010, at http://thedirective.blogspot.com/2010/07/patent-and-intellectual-properties-your.html
  • An Interview with Todd R. Miller, IP Trial Attorney, Part I: The Ins and Outs of Filing for Patents, June 21, 2010 (Read Here)
  • An Interview with Todd R. Miller, Part II: Patent Disputes and Patent Litigation, June 23, 2010 (Read Here)
  • Practical Tips for Successful U.S. Patent Litigation and Prosecution and Practical Tips for Successful Patent Prosecution, March 2010, Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo
  • Existing Laws, Treaties Apply in Clean Tech Patent Actions, The Bureau of National Affairs, by Joyce E. Cutler, January 2010
  • International IP Protection: Technology for Everyone?, 2010 Symposium, The Clean Technology Revolution: Developing Solutions for Tomorrow’s Legal Challenges, January, 29, 2010, San Jose, California
  • Renewable Energy and Sustainability: Winners, Losers and Legal Issues Confronting Both, Jones Day MCLE University, January 28, 2010, Los Angeles, California
  • Renewable Energy and Sustainability: Winners, Losers and Legal Issues Confronting Both, Jones Day MCLE University, January 13, 2010, San Francisco, California
  • Patent Notice Letters – Sending and Receiving, MCLE University, January 29, 2009, Los Angeles, California
  • Essentials of Patent and Other Intellectual Property, November 10, 2008; September 29, 2008; July 22, 2008; May 13, 2008, San Bernardino, California
  • Patent Trends in Clean Energy Technology, February 6, 2008, Palm Springs, California
  • IP Investability: What Do VCs, Companies, and Universities Need to Know about the New and Proposed Patent Procedures?, January 22-23, 2007, Palm Springs, California
  • Due Diligence in Intellectual Property Transactions, UCLA, May 2004, Los Angeles, California
  • Patent Claim Drafting, Patent Resources Institute, 1999, Los Angeles, California
  • IP Overview and Patent Drafting 101; 1999, 2000, 2001, Los Angeles, California