Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

The Intellectual Property and Technology Practice at Lewis Brisbois is a leader in the acquisition, defense, and protection of intellectual property rights. Our attorneys are licensed nation-wide and experienced in all aspects of IP.

Firm Overview

Patent Counseling & Prosecution
Our patent professionals prepare domestic and international patent applications and provide written opinions on the infringement and validity of patents related to various technologies, including chemical, electrical, mechanical, software and business methodologies. Our attorneys are well-versed in responding to examiners rejections and objections, appealing to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences or the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and representing clients in reissue and reexamination proceedings.

Trademark Counseling, Clearance & Registration
Our trademark attorneys counsel multinational, midsize, and startup companies in all stages of the trademark protection process, including selecting, registering, and policing trademarks. Specifically, our attorneys review preliminary and full search reports and provide written clearance opinions to our clients. Our experience also extends to managing and expanding domestic and foreign trademark portfolios. We have cleared, registered, and managed thousands of domestic and international trademarks. Moreover, we have assisted clients in implementing effective domain name registration strategies and have efficiently and successfully resolved domain name disputes in federal court and arbitration proceedings, including before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the National Arbitration Forum (NAF).

Main Office

1700 Lincoln St.
Suite 4000
Denver CO 80203


(720) 292-2003


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Craig Mueller

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Registered Patent Attorney - US Patent and Trademark Office

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


Bar Number: 35074
Colorado, 2003


University of Denver College of Law
Juris Doctor, 2003

Georgia Institute of Technology
Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 1994

University of Illinois
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, 1993

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