Terrell Richard Miller


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, electrical infrastructure, food and beverage, manufacturing, chemical compounds, health care and nutraceuticals, and software development. He has also handled infringement claims for explosive and non-explosive oil and gas cutting tools, steel building manufacturers, television writers and producers, manufacturers of specialty chemicals, electrical switchgear device manufacturers, internet and mobile application companies, and consumer advertising and branding entities, among others. Terrell is a partner in the firm’s IP Litigation and Patent, Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Counseling Practices.

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, copyright, and trade secret disputes involving a diverse range of technology, including:

  • Oil and gas equipment
  • Elemental fluorine electrolysis
  • 3D modeling software for the manufacture of steel buildings
  • Industrial cutting tools (explosive and non-explosive)
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Hormone replacement therapies
  • Hydrofluorocarbons used in closed-cell foams
  • Remote switchgear operating systems
  • Food and beverage
  • Commercial printing systems
  • Music rights
  • Mobile applications
  • Magnetic braking systems
  • Firearm components
  • Web-based video products
  • Wheeled footwear
  • Plasma decontaminators
  • Voltage testing equipment
  • Gardening products
  • Skin care preparations
  • Specialty chemical production

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 intellectual property protection and enforcement strategies. Prior to his legal career, he was a technology consultant for Accenture in Houston.

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America, Intellectual Property Litigation (2017-2024)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Patent Law (2024)
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property Litigation (2017-2022)
  • Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Star, 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)


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court (Dallas, 2011-2012)
  • Outside Pro Bono Counsel, TheSleigh.org
19 October 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents Jelly Belly Candy Company in its Sale to Ferrara Candy Company

Foley & Lardner LLP advised Jelly Belly Candy Company in its agreement to be sold to Ferrara Candy Company.
17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
03 April 2023 Deals and Wins

Foley Delivers Victory for Mueller Supply Co. in Copyright Case

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce it has won a federal jury trial on behalf of Mueller Supply Co., Inc. in a copyright infringement case, securing a permanent injunction and $2.1 million in damages from defendant JNL Steel Components, Inc.
21 September 2022 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Named to 2022 Texas Super Lawyers

Foley & Lardner LLP is pleased to announce that 17 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2022 Texas Super Lawyers list.
24 June 2022 In the News

Terrell Miller Featured in SupplyChainBrain on Protecting IP and Trade Secrets During the Supply Chain Shortage

Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Terrell Miller was featured in a video interview with SupplyChainBrain’s Robert Bowman to discuss how the recent labor and supply chain shortages have heightened the risk of entities stealing trade secrets and intellectual property from manufacturers.
02 May 2022 Blogs

Supply Chain Shortages: How Wrongdoers Can Steal Your Secrets

For months, companies in all industries have been talking about indefinite global supply chain disruptions and worker shortages. This is particularly true in the energy industry, with oil prices surging even before Russia invaded Ukraine.