Joseph S. Miller, who specializes in intellectual property law and competition law, was awarded Ernest P. Rogers Chair of Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition Law in 2021 at University of Georgia School of Law. He has taught Patent Law, Intellectual Property Law Survey and Antitrust Law. From 2015 to 2017, he served as the faculty director of the Georgia Law at Oxford Program, after teaching in the program a few years earlier.
Miller's scholarship focuses on intellectual property law and the larger legal frameworks that structure competition in a market economy (of which IP law is one example). His recent work appears in the Illinois Law Review, the Stanford Technology Law Review, the Administrative Law Review and the Cardozo Law Review. He has also co-authored a casebook with Professor Lydia Loren, titled Intellectual Property Law: Cases & Materials (7th ed. 2021). In recent work, he has used novel methods from network analysis to explore judicial case citation networks, in the i.p. field and in other domains.
He came to Athens from Lewis & Clark Law School, where he taught from 2002 to 2011. Miller started his teaching career in 2001 as a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University School of Law, his alma mater.
Before teaching, Miller worked as an attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he helped with a variety of investigations that included intellectual property law components. Additionally, he practiced both patent and general appellate law at Sidley & Austin and served as a judicial clerk for Judge Paul R. Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He was later appointed to the Federal Circuit Advisory Council, a post he held for five years.
Miller earned his bachelor's degree from St. John's College, where he graduated first in his class, and his master's degree and law degree cum laude from Northwestern University, where he was an articles editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.