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Jeff Mills is a senior patent litigator at King & Spalding with more than twenty-five years of experience.  He has led many patent litigation and enforcement matters in various venues, including U.S. district courts, the United States International Trade Commission, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  He has also been principal negotiator in several portfolio and patent licensing transactions. 

Jeff’s Intellectual Property, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Litigation practice spans a broad spectrum of technologies, including semiconductors, satellite imaging, automotive technologies, advanced polymer technologies, Internet technologies (financial service products and online gaming), medical devices, and consumer products.

Publications

  • “Patent Claim Construction One Year after Teva – Navigating Uncertainty”, King & Spalding Intellectual Property Newsletter

  • Quick Reference Guide for New PTO Proceedings under the America Invents Act

  • Federal Circuit Patent Law Update

  • Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Patent Law Update

  • Federal Circuit Patent Law Update

  • “Willful Patent Infringement and Opinions of Counsel after In re Seagate Technology,” Association of Corporate Counsel America

  • “Ethics, Discipline, Legal Malpractice and the IP Lawyer,” 43rd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Plano, Texas

  • “Pre-Filing Considerations in Patent Litigation,” 17th Annual Intellectual Property Law Course, San Antonio, Texas

Jeff has been frequently invited to speak to practitioners and industry groups in the U.S. and Europe on recent developments in U.S. patent law.

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Credentials

B.A. History, University of Michigan, with honors

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, with distinction

J.D., University of Michigan, cum laude

California

District of Columbia

Illinois

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

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

USPTO Bar #35,954

President, Austin Intellectual Property Law Association (2008)

Chair, Licensing Executives Society, Central Texas Chapter (2005-2007)

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President, Austin Intellectual Property Law Association (2008)

Chair, Licensing Executives Society, Central Texas Chapter (2005-2007)

Credentials

B.A. History, University of Michigan, with honors

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, with distinction

J.D., University of Michigan, cum laude

California

District of Columbia

Illinois

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

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

USPTO Bar #35,954

President, Austin Intellectual Property Law Association (2008)

Chair, Licensing Executives Society, Central Texas Chapter (2005-2007)

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Recognition

President, Austin Intellectual Property Law Association (2008)

Chair, Licensing Executives Society, Central Texas Chapter (2005-2007)