Craig W. Mueller
Shareholder
(303) 863-2983

1560 Broadway
Suite #1200
Denver, CO 80202

Mr. Mueller's practice is primarily focused on preparation and prosecution of applications based on mechanical devices and related processes.

His practice includes counseling clients on issues relating to all areas of intellectual property law, developing IP portfolios, drafting and prosecuting United States utility and design patent applications, protection of foreign intellectual property rights, preparation of patentability, freedom to operate, infringement and invalidity opinions, analysis of domestic and foreign patents, performing and supervising patent and assignee searches, and drafting technology related agreements.

Mr. Mueller was a senior engineer at Lockheed Martin Astronautics where he was a designer of the Atlas V launch vehicle liquid oxygen and RP1 feed systems. He also performed mechanical design structural analysis and testing of various Atlas V propulsion system components. Earlier he was a research assistant at the Aerospace System Design Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology where his research was focused on High Speed Civil Transports.

Trade Secrets and Confidentiality
Technology Transactions and Licensing
Patent Prosecution
Patent Office Post-Grant Proceedings
Business Methods
Green Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Intellectual Property in Employment

University of Denver College of Law (J.D., 2003)

Georgia Institute of Technology (M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 1994)

University of Illinois (B.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, with honors, 1993)

Colorado, 2003

United States District Court, Colorado, 2003

United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2002

Accredited attorney with US Department of Veterans Affairs, 2015

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010-2017.

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Sigma Gamma Tau National Aerospace Honorary.

Interviewed, "Hague Agreement Now Open to US Applications," Law Week Colorado, May 18, 2015.

Speaker, "A Seat in the Gallery: A Look at the Players and Alliances in Three Upcoming Patent Cases before the Supreme Court," Rocky Mountain IP Insitute, 2014. 

Co-chair of CLE International’s Patent Law Reform Program, March 9, 2012.

Author, "America Invents Act: Next Elements Ready to Take Effect," Law Week Colorado, Vol. 10, No. 34, August 20, 2012.

“U.S. Patent Reform 2011”; Law Week Colorado, Volume 9, No. 40, October 3, 2011.

“Pitfalls in Claim Drafting”; 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute; May 2009.

“A Fresh Perspective on Design Patents”; The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 38, No. 7., July 2009.

“Basics of Patent Prosecution”; CLE International Presentation, Denver, Colorado; June 2005.

Hague Agreement Now Open to U.S. Applications (Law Week Colorado, May 18, 2015).

Mueller is interviewed by Law Week Colorado regarding the impact of the adoption of the Hague Agreement in the United States...read full article.