Terrell Richard Miller

Partner

Overview

Terrell Miller is an intellectual property lawyer, counselor and registered patent attorney, helping Texas and national businesses from a broad range of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, and software development. He has also handled infringement claims for television writers and producers, electrical switchgear device manufacturers, internet and mobile application companies, and consumer advertising and branding entities.

Terrell is widely known and respected for his work prosecuting and defending claims of patent, trademark and copyright infringement, as well as trade secrets misappropriation. He is also skilled at counseling and protecting companies of their brands and proprietary technologies. Clients appreciate his work ethic and down-to-earth manner.

He has litigated patent infringement and trade secret disputes involving a diverse range of technology, including:

  • Elemental fluorine electrolysis
  • Remote switchgear operating systems
  • Commercial printing systems
  • Mobile applications
  • Magnetic braking systems
  • Firearm components
  • Web-based video products
  • Wheeled footwear
  • Plasma decontaminators
  • Voltage testing equipment
  • Gardening products
  • Skin care preparations
  • Chemical production
  • Oil and gas equipment

Terrell, who was trained as an engineer before law school, has also represented his clients in both trademark and copyright infringement and validity cases involving a variety of matters. In addition to his IP litigation practice, he advises clients on complex intellectual property transactions and the acquisition of patents, trademarks and copyrights. Terrell is well-versed in the application of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and patent enforcement strategies.

Prior to his legal career, he was a technology consultant for Accenture in Houston.

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Katy Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court (2011-2012)
  • Outside Pro Bono Counsel, Launchability.org

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, Texas Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
    • Intellectual Property Litigation (2017-2019)
  • Recognized, Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine  
    • Intellectual Property Litigation (2012-2015)
  • Recognized for service to the United States District Court in the Western District of Texas, Waco Division, by Honorable Jeffrey C. Manske, United States Magistrate Judge (2003)

Education

  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law
    • Life Member, Baylor Law Review Alumni Association 
  • M.S., The University of Texas at Austin
    • Engineering – Engineering Management
  • B.S., Texas A&M University
    • Industrial Engineering

Admissions

  • Texas (2004)
  • Texas State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Matters

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Prepared non-infringement, freedom to operate, invalidity, and patentability opinions for some of the largest software and telecommunication companies
Prosecution of theft of trade secrets regarding the world’s leading quoting software for contract manufacturing and OEM manufacturers.
Represented Mitchell et al. in a patent interference proceeding, resulting in a favorable verdict for Texas-based client and the preservation of its patent; see Mitchell et al. v. Holt et al. (USPTO Board of Appeals)