John M. Mueller

Counsel

Cincinnati
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“Anchoring the practice in Cincinnati, John Mueller is someone to whom clients and colleagues can delegate any IP task with complete confidence.”

— WTR 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (2021)

Overview

John Mueller has more than 20 years of experience as an IP jack-of-all-trades, with significant experience in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation (including PTAB, TTAB, FTC and UDRP matters). In addition to procuring and maintaining the portfolios of thousands of patents, trademarks and copyrights over those years, he regularly advises on clearance and infringement issues. He has served as first chair litigator in multiple successful patent, trademark and copyright litigation matters.

John’s vast experience in both the procurement and litigation sides of IP protection provides a broad knowledge base that allows him to skillfully and efficiently handle any IP issue from start to finish. John represents an expansive array of clients, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups and midsize companies. He has particular experience and expertise in the consumer products industry.

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  • Obtained and maintained broad patent protection for technologies ranging from software and business methods to infant car seats, exercise equipment and medical diagnostic testing, among many other technologies and industries.
  • Cleared, procured and maintained international trademark portfolios of multiple Fortune 500 and midsize companies.
  • Filed and successfully prosecuted over 30 Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy domain name actions.
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Experience

  • Obtained and maintained broad patent protection for technologies ranging from software and business methods to infant car seats, exercise equipment and medical diagnostic testing, among many other technologies and industries.
  • Cleared, procured and maintained international trademark portfolios of multiple Fortune 500 and midsize companies.
  • Filed and successfully prosecuted over 30 Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy domain name actions.
  • Served as first chair litigator in multiple federal patent, trademark and copyright litigations.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Chambers USA: Intellectual Property Law in Ohio (2008 to 2013)
  • WTR 1000 – The World's Leading Trademark Professionals (2014 to 2019, 2021 to 2022)
    • Top Attorney in Ohio - Silver
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (2015 to Present)
    • Ohio: Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 44,248
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, 1997
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1993