Jeffrey David Mills (Jeff)

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Jeffrey Mills

AUSTIN
T: +1 512 457 2027
F: +1 512 457 2100

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Representative Experience (2006-Present)

  • Represented consumer product company on appeal to the Federal Circuit from ITC determination;

  • Represented Complainant consumer appliance company in §337 Proceeding before the United States International Trade Commission;

  • Represented consumer product company in appeal to the Federal Circuit from adverse Northern District of Georgia District Court determination that patents are invalid and unenforceable;

  • Represented amicus curiae before Federal Circuit in Therasense, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson;

  • Represented defendant in Texas state court dispute arising from failed software system installation;

  • Represented consumer product company in Eastern District of Texas action seeking preliminary injunction based on infringement of company’s patents;

  • Represented inventors in Wisconsin and Ohio in suit for patent infringement of polyurethane flexible foam technology; 

  • Represented inventor in patent ownership dispute arising from series online gaming patent assignments involving precedent setting and complex issues under U.S. Patent and Bankruptcy laws; 

  • Represented defendants in Western District of Texas in action alleging infringement of flexible play toy patents;

  • Represented defendants in Central District of California action alleging infringement of various design patents and trademarks on flashlights;

  • Represented defendants in Arizona action alleging infringement of several patents relating to mixing technology;

  • Represented plaintiff in Texas patent infringement action involving online bill payment transactions; case resulted in landmark Federal Circuit decision on issue of joint infringement; and

  • Represented client in Federal Circuit appeal from district court grant of summary judgment based on patent exhaustion; case resulted in landmark decision Supreme Court decision on patent exhaustion.
MEMBERSHIPS
Federal Circuit Bar Association
American IP Law Association
Austin IP American Inn of Court
Austin IP Law Association

CLERKSHIPS
Judicial Clerk, Honorable Helen W. Nies, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

EDUCATION
B.A. History, with honors, University of Michigan
B.S. Chemical Engineering, with distinction, University of Michigan
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan

ADMISSIONS
California
District of Columbia
Illinois
Qualified Solicitor, England and Wales
Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office