My name is Matt Miller, and I am a former software engineer turned lawyer, practicing patent, trademark, copyright, and technology law in New Orleans, Louisiana with the intellectual property practice group at Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux, LLC. However, I still find time for technology (for example, this blog is running on a Debian Linux server I maintain).
My experience includes:
- drafting contracts involving the licensing and ownership of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets;
- drafting website terms and conditions of use
- prosecuting patents for software, mechanical, and biomedical based inventions;
- obtaining copyright and trademark registrations;
- rendering patent infringement, novelty, and validity opinions;
- litigating or arbitrating patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright disputes.
I graduated from Duke University in 2001 with a B.A. in Computer Science, also majoring in Psychology and graduated cum laude from Tulane Law School in 2009. Prior to law school, I worked as a Software Engineer in New Orleans and I am named as a co-inventor on several United States Patents in the fields of image processing and video surveillance. During Law School, I created and operated several websites which have been used millions of times and have been noted in national media.
I also worked with the “Durationator” project of the Tulane Center for Intellectual Property Law and Culture, creating the logic representation language and accompanying logic engine enabling the site’s detailed analysis of worldwide copyright law. As a result of this work, I am named as a co-inventor on an international patent application.
I have also created several iPhone applications, including including an app version of the Louisiana Civil Code and Federal Civil Procedure for lawyers, as well as the “Buy Save Serve” application for the Junior League of New Orleans. I have experience in PHP, Java, SQL, embedded systems, C\C++, image processing, open source software, web application development, search engine optimization (SEO), internet advertising, and affiliate marketing. In addition, two of my recipes are featured in Crescent City Moons, Dishes and Spoons, a cookbook published in 2009 by the Junior League of New Orleans.
I am licensed to practice in the following jurisdictions:
- All Louisiana state courts
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana
- United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana
- United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
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