Austin B. Miller



Austin Miller is an attorney in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Group, where he draws upon his training as a molecular and cellular biologist to develop a firm understanding of his clients’ needs in complex, technical cases. Rooted in his belief that every client deserves to have their day in court, he strives to provide effective, efficient, and reliable solutions to a wide range of intellectual property disputes.

Austin graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School with a concentration in Civil Litigation. While in law school, he represented low-income clients in the Insurance Law Clinic, advocating for those who had been denied coverage by their insurer. As an undergraduate, Austin studied the mechanisms of lysosome biogenesis and the role genetic mutations in membrane trafficking play in the development of the disorder Mucolipidosis type IV.

Counsel for leading aerospace company in international arbitration involving dispute over ownership of certain intellectual property rights and breach of joint research contract. Obtained favorable ruling in client’s favor on claimant’s breach of contract and ownership of trade secrets claims following a three-day hearing.

Counsel for defendants in JDS Technologies, Inc. v. Avigilon USA Corporation, Inc. et al. in patent infringement action in the Eastern District of Michigan regarding networked security systems. Following a recommendation by appointed special master that the court grant summary judgment in defendants’ favor, a confidential settlement was reached that dismissed all claims against Avigilon.

Represents Willis Electric Co., Ltd. in patent infringement litigation against Polygroup Ltd. relating to patented artificial pre-lit Christmas trees.

Represented Somali father and daughter in I-130 visa petition. Secured immigrant status for daughter after appealing adverse decision to Board of Immigration Appeals. 

  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2017-2022)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • University of Minnesota, J.D., civil litigation concentration, cum laude (2017)
  • University of Arizona, B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, summa cum laude (2014)


Links to full publications and news releases.


December 8, 2022
Lessons From MMAS Research About Dispositive Pitfalls in Copyright Litigation
David Martinez, Austin Miller - Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal
April 19, 2022
Video Game Content Creators Face COPPA Liability Hazards
Matthew Woods, Austin Miller - Bloomberg Law
March 26, 2021
Trends In Video Game Company Quests To Arbitrate Cases
Matthew Woods, Austin Miller - Law360
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