Joseph 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 made pro bono service a core component of his practice. He has worked on significant pro bono matters involving issues such as disability rights, political asylum, detainee rights and public school disciplinary procedures. He received the Boston Bar Association's 2007 "President's Award" and the firm's 2005 John H. Pickering Award for his exemplary pro bono service.