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Jeffrey A. Miller

Jeffrey A. Miller

Intellectual Property Department

Silicon Valley
T: (650) 319 4538
F: +1 650 319 4700

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  • Boston University School of Law
    JD, cum laude, 1992
  • Union College
    BS, cum laude, Electrical Engineering, 1987

Bar Admission(s)

  • California
  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California

Jeffrey Miller, a partner in the firm’s Silicon Valley office, focuses his practice on patent litigation, strategic patent counseling, licensing and patent prosecution both in the United States and abroad. He represents clients in a variety of technical industries, including integrated circuit design, packaging and fabrication, biometrics, telecom, wireless and electronic design automation. Mr. Miller also conducts intellectual property due diligence studies to assist venture capital firms and other parties when making investment decisions.

Mr. Miller was recognized by Legal 500 in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2016.

Representative Matters

  • Belkin, Best Buy and RadioShack in its defense case involving RF transmitter technology. Drafted claim construction briefs, argued at the Markman hearing, and identified the key prior art from third parties. Belkin won on all significant terms. Aerielle Technologies, Inc. v. Belkin International, Inc., (N.D. Cal. 2011).
  • Cadence Design Systems as lead counsel in this multi-patent suit relating to software used to design integrated circuits. The case was successfully settled. Cadence Design Systems, Inc. v. OEA International.
  • Cadence Design Systems and its indemnitee Sony as lead counsel in this patent suit relating to tuner chips used in high definition televisions. The case was successfully settled during claim construction briefing. Lonestar Inventions LP. v. Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Belkin in the successful defense of this case involving KVM switch technology. Drafted Belkin’s claim construction brief and argued Belkin’s claim construction positions at the Markman Belkin won on all significant terms. Jeff also drafted and prosecuted an inter partes reexamination that led to cancellation of the asserted claims in one of the patents-in-suit. Aten International, et al. v. Belkin International, Inc. et al., (C.D. Cal. 2011).
  • UPEK as lead counsel in this complex, multi-patent case involving many different technologies used in solid-state fingerprint sensors. The case was resolved with a negotiated merger between the two companies. UPEK, Inc. v. AuthenTec, Inc.
  • NextG Networks as lead counsel in its successful efforts to enforce its pioneer patent relating to radio frequency communication network architectures employed within distributed antenna systems. The case settled shortly after NextG received a favorable patent claim construction ruling. NextG Networks, Inc. v. NewPath Networks.
  • UPEK as lead counsel in a patent case accusing UPEK’s solid state biometric fingerprint sensor technology incorporated into IBM’s and Lenovo’s notebook computers of infringement. The patent was declared invalid and Jeff was able to obtain discovery sanctions against plaintiff, resulting in a complete victory. Int’l Automated Systems, Inc. v. IBM, et al., (D.Utah 2009).
  • UPEK as lead counsel in this transatlantic dispute over solid state biometric fingerprint sensor technology, which included litigation in the United Kingdom, the European Patent Office, and the U.S. District Courts in Delaware and California. The case was settled favorably after trial in the UK. IDEX ASA v. UPEK, Inc. et al.
  • UPEK as lead counsel in this dispute involving swipe-type fingerprint sensor technology. The case was favorably settled. Cogent, Inc. v. UPEK, Inc.
  • NextG as lead counsel in this patent infringement action involving Distributed Antenna Systems, a next generation wireless network architecture. The case was successfully settled. NextG Networks, Inc. v. ClearLinx Network Corporation.
  • Universal Instruments as trial counsel in this patent lawsuit, in which Aguayo and Tran accused Universal of infringing a patent relating to robotic assembly machines for manufacturing printed circuit boards. Following a three-week jury trial in Houston, all 17 claims at issue were found invalid and not infringed. Aguayo and Tran v. Universal Instruments.
  • Quickturn Design Systems in this case in which Jeff was responsible for the discovery of evidence proving that the inventor of the patent-in-suit fabricated numerous documents, including his engineering notebooks in this case involving electronic design automation tools. The work resulted in the case being dismissed and an award of all of Quickturn’s attorneys’ fees. Jeff then successfully enforced Quickturn’s judgment against Aptix. While enforcing the judgment, he was able to void the inventor’s security interest in all of Aptix’s assets, thereby enabling Quickturn to collect on its judgment. The order voiding the security interest was also affirmed by the Federal Circuit. Aptix Corp. and Meta Systems v. Quickturn Design Systems, Inc.
  • Sensormedics and Pulmonox in defeating a motion seeking to preliminarily enjoin the sale of nitric oxide gas and delivery systems in this medical device litigation. Instrumental in obtaining a grant of summary judgment of non-infringement under the safe harbor provisions provided by the Hatch-Waxman Act (35 U.S.C. § 271(e)(1)). INO Therapeutics, AGA Gas AB and Massachusetts General Hospital v. Sensormedics Corp. and Pulmonox Medical, Inc.