Intellectual Property

Miller Johnson’s Intellectual Property group provides full-service legal counsel to those seeking assistance with Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements, Licensing, and Litigation.
Brandon Griffith & Michael Nye
Practice Co-Chairs

Brandon Griffith and Michael Nye are Co-Chairs of Miller Johnson’s Intellectual Property practice group. Brandon C. Griffith focuses his practice on representing clients in business-critical protection, ownership, and enforcement of their intellectual property rights. Michael R. Nye focuses his practice on patents in computer and electrical technologies


Patents protect new and non-obvious inventions and give the holder of the patent the right to prevent others from making, using, selling or importing that invention for a certain period of time. Miller Johnson’s patent attorneys – all of whom are degreed engineers with both industry experience and over 30 years of combined experience practicing before the United States Patent & Trademark Office – counsel clients on a wide array of patent-related topics, including the protection and monetization of inventions across the world in various industries and technologies such as mechanical, electrical, computer, biotech, and business-related systems and methods.



When a client is faced with a question concerning infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property – whether its own or that of a third party Miller Johnson’s experienced team is there to ensure the client that the client’s interests are aggressively pursued and defended.


Trademarks are distinctive names and logos that identify the source of a product or service and distinguish the product or service of one business from the product or service of another business. Miller Johnson’s attorneys counsel clients regarding the selection, adoption, registration, licensing, transfer and enforcement of trademarks, both domestically and abroad.



Copyrights protect creative and artistic works and give the copyright holder the exclusive right to reproduce such works for a certain period of time. Our team offers a full complement of services to protect rights in literary, musical, dramatic and artistic works. In addition to preparing and filing applications for copyright registration, Miller Johnson’s attorneys have substantial experience identifying unauthorized copies of copyrighted works.


Businesses and individuals can monetize their intellectual property by licensing others to use it. Conversely, a business or individual may decide to obtain the right to use a third party’s intellectual property. Miller Johnson’s attorneys have many years of experience in negotiating licensing transactions.

Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements

Non-compete agreements can be used to protect against unfair competition, while Non-disclosure agreements can be used to protect the confidentiality of trade secrets. Miller Johnson has extensive experience in helping clients prevent their confidential proprietary information and customer relationships from being used by competitors.

Intellectual Property Practice Spotlight

Angela Alvarez recently joined the Intellectual Property Practice group. Angela’s practice is focused on trademark and copyright clearance, prosecution, and enforcement; advertising and marketing; licensing; and corporate transactions involving intellectual property assets.

Angela Alvarez Sujek
Intellectual Property Team
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