Craig W. Mueller


  • location icon Denver, CO
    1700 Lincoln Street
    Suite 4000
    Denver, CO 80203
  • location icon Colorado Springs, CO
    1755 Telstar Drive
    Suite 300
    Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Craig Mueller is a partner in the Denver office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. Craig’s practice is primarily focused on patent prosecution of applications based on mechanical devices. However, Craig has also drafted and/or prosecuted patents in the software, electrical, electro-mechanical, and civil areas of technology. His practice includes counseling clients on issues relating to all areas of intellectual property law; drafting and prosecuting United States utility and design patent applications; protection of foreign intellectual property rights; drafting of patentability, infringement, and invalidity opinions; analysis of domestic and foreign patents; performing and supervising patent searches; preparing and prosecuting trademark and copyright applications; and drafting technology related contracts and agreements.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Craig was a senior engineer at Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Denver, Colorado where he was the head designer of the Atlas V launch vehicle liquid oxygen and RP1 feed systems. In that position he also performed mechanical design, structural analysis, and testing of various Atlas V propulsion system components. Before working at Lockheed Martin, Craig was a research assistant at the Aerospace Systems Design Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he led a NASA-sponsored design team that studied the next generation high-speed civil transport. Craig also has engineering experience in the civil and electrical engineering arenas.

Areas of Experience

  • Patent Prosecution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Business Methods
  • Green Technology
  • Technology Transactions & Licensing
  • Trade Secrets & Confidentiality
  • IP in Employment

Legal Experience

Shareholder at Rocky Mountain region’s largest intellectual property law firm, Denver, CO (15 years)

Prior Experience

  • Senior Engineer - Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Georgia Tech - Research Engineer at the Aerospace Systems Design Lab


  • "America Invents Act: Next Elements Ready To Take Effect," Law Week Colorado, Aug 20, 2012 
  • "U.S. Patent Reform 2011," Law Week Colorado, Oct 3, 2011
  • "A Fresh Perspective on Design Patents," The Colorado Lawyer, Jul 2009


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Colorado
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Other Admissions
    • United States Patent & Trademark Office



U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Awards & Honors

  • Super Lawyers, 2017-2018
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Sigma Gamma Tau National Aerospace Honorary


University of Denver College of Law

Juris Doctor, 2003

Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 1994

University of Illinois

Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, with honors, 1993

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