Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Alumni of the Year
Chad W. Miller
’92 BS Electrical Engineering
Chad W. Miller is a licensed attorney with nearly 20 years of experience practicing intellectual property law. After graduating from UNLV, he worked as a project manager at Nevada Power Company before attending law school in Portland, Oregon. He started his law career with several large firms in California before returning to Nevada in 2000 as a co-founder of Weide & Miller, Ltd. His technical background and degree in electrical engineering from UNLV provided a strong foundation to practice intellectual property law. His areas of expertise include patent prosecution in the electrical, software, gaming, and mechanical arts, and trademark prosecution.
Miller provides pro bono legal services to the UNLV College of Engineering Senior Design Competition and the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education. To date, he has filed 12 provisional patent applications and provided intellectual property guidance to 52 students participating in the Senior Design Competition. He frequently volunteers for non-profit organizations around the valley.