Joseph J. Mueller is a trial and appellate lawyer specializing in complex litigations involving intellectual property. He plays a leading role in both traditional patent litigations and interdisciplinary cases involving issues such as antitrust and competition law, contracts and licensing and trade secrets.
He co-leads the firm’s initiative focused on matters at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust law. In addition, he represents clients who work on wide-ranging technologies in high-tech and other industries.
Mr. Mueller’s trial experience is considerable, and includes many high-stakes matters in federal and state courts and the International Trade Commission. He has argued before federal and state appeals courts, including the United States Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Fourth Circuit and Ninth Circuit.
Beyond his domestic trial and appellate practice, Mr. Mueller has in-depth knowledge regarding strategies for international litigations and regulatory proceedings. He has experience with courts throughout Europe and Asia. Mr. Mueller also frequently consults on strategies for intellectual property licensing matters.
Mr. Mueller served as a Special District Attorney in the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted cases involving violent crimes, financial fraud, and many other offenses. While at the Middlesex DA’s Office, Mr. Mueller tried a variety of cases to juries and to judges.
Mr. Mueller has served for years as an adjunct professor of law at Boston College Law School, where he has twice taught a semester-long course on patent litigation. From 2004 to 2007, he held principal responsibility for the school’s international law advocacy programs: the Jessup International Law Moot Court program and the European Union Law Moot Court program.
Mr. Mueller is on the board of directors of Discovering Justice, a non-profit organization focused on youth education regarding the law and the justice system. Mr. Mueller is the current counselor, and a founding member, of the Boston Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.
- BA, Government, Harvard University
- JD, Boston College Law School
ADMISSIONS : Massachusetts
- The Hon. Paul R. Michel, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- The Hon. Patti B. Saris, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts
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