Wesley O. Mueller

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Wesley O. Mueller

Overview

Mr. Mueller is involved in all aspects of intellectual property law, primarily patent litigation and counseling. He has represented clients as first and second chair trial counsel in matters involving such diverse areas as image processing, data compression, machine vision, operating system, PACS, semiconductor, smart card, and video game technologies. He also counsels international companies with large intellectual property portfolios with respect to licensing, open source and related issues.

Experience

 

 

Education

  • The Ohio State University, J.D., 1988
  • University of Cincinnati, B.S.E.E., 1985

Admissions

  • Illinois, 1988
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Courts

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Honors

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (Highest Rating) – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named in the Illinois Super Lawyers list, Intellectual Property, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Named in the Illinois Super Lawyers list, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2014–2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2018, 2019
  • Selected by peers as a Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law – Leading Lawyers Network
  • Listed among the Top Lawyers in Illinois in Intellectual Property Law – Chicago Lawyer
  • Named as “IP Star” – Managing Intellectual Property™

Professional Affiliations

  • Richard Linn Inn of Court
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC)
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

Articles, Publications & Lectures

  • Patent case covers ‘divided infringement’,” Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, November 15, 2012
  • “Key Issues Regarding Patent Opinions,” University of Chicago Patent Law Institute Seminar, Chicago, IL (May 2008)
  • “Recent IP Sanctions Decisions – Practical Lessons,” Chicago, IL (May 2008)
  • “Proposed USPTO Rules and Practical Considerations,” Client Seminar (October 2007)

Education

  • The Ohio State University, J.D., 1988
  • University of Cincinnati, B.S.E.E., 1985

Admissions

  • Illinois, 1988
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Courts

  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois