Practice Areas

Weide & Miller, Ltd. provides services relating to intellectual property and technology-law related issues, including services relating to U.S. and foreign patent matters, foreign and domestic trademark matters, copyright registrations and disputes, trade secret matters and related licensing and litigation.

Weide & Miller, Ltd. is capable of providing services relating to a wide variety of technologies, including simple and complex mechanical inventions, chemical inventions, electronic components and circuitry, computer hardware and software, games and gaming devices.


  • Invention Identification Programs
  • Patent Searching for Prior Art and Prior Art Review
  • Preparation and Filing of US Patent Applications: Utility and Designs; Provisionals and Non-Provisionals
  • Preparation and Filing of PCT and Foreign Patent Applications
  • US & Foreign Patent Prosecution
  • Patent Interpretation and Analysis
  • Patent Infringement / Non-infringement Opinions
  • New Product or Service Analysis Searches and Opinions
  • Patentability Opinions
  • Patent Portfolio Monitoring & Maintenance
  • Patent Invalidity Searches and Opinions
  • Patent Assignment and Licensing
  • Competitor Product Analysis


  • Trademark Identification Programs
  • Trademark Searching
  • Trademark Registerability Opinions
  • Filing State Trademark Applications
  • Foreign Trademark Filing and Prosecution
  • US and Foreign Trademark Prosecution
  • Proper Trademark Usage Counseling
  • Trademark Non-Infringement Opinions
  • Freedom to Operation Searches and Opinions
  • Filing Federal Trademark Applications
  • Trademark Portfolio Services
  • Trademark Infringement Opinions
  • Trademark Assignment and Licensing


  • Copyright Work Identification Programs
  • Copyright Registerability Opinions
  • Preparing and Filing Copyright Applications
  • Foreign Copyright Filing and Prosecution
  • Copyright Non-Infringement Opinions
  • Freedom to Operation Searches and Opinions
  • Copyright Infringement Opinions
  • Proper Copyright Marking Counseling
  • Copyright Portfolio Management
  • Copyright Prosecution
  • Copyright Scope Opinions

Entertainment Law & Rights of Publicity

  • Contract Negotiation and Drafting
  • Publishing and Print Media
  • Advertising law
  • Multimedia and Software Licensing
  • Telecommunications and Broadcasting
  • Music law
  • Rights of Publicity


  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Licensing Disputes
  • Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Dispute Negotiations
  • Intellectual Property Appellate Practice
  • Injunctions and Restraining Orders
  • Arbitration and Mediation

Trade Secrets

  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Contractor and Developer Agreements
  • Employee Non-Compete Agreements
  • Establishing Trade Secret Protection Programs
  • Trade Secret Theft Litigation
  • Identifying Trade Secrets
  • Counseling to Avoid Trade Secret Litigation