Mr. Howard B. Miller
Girardi & Keese
Howard B. Miller, of the law firm Girardi & Keese in Los Angeles, California, works in the areas of patent, copyright and other intellectual property litigation. He served in 2009-2010 as the 85th President of the State Bar of California and is a former Professor of Law at the University of Southern California. His intellectual property cases have included outstanding results in technologies and areas as different as cancer radiation therapy, GPS location technology, computer software, trademark issues in consumer products, and copyright disputes involving books, motions pictures and television. He was lead counsel and successfully argued one of the most important recent U.S. Intellectual Property cases, Montz v. Pilgrim Films, 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, 649 F.3d 975 (2011), cert. denied 132 S.Ct. 550 (2011). The en banc argument before the 9th Circuit can be viewed on YouTube at id Montz v. Pilgrim. He lectures in intellectual property and dispute resolution conferences throughout the world. He serves as a Senior Advisor on Law Reform to the Mongolian Bar Association, and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).