Mueller, Craig

Fisher Broyles | Partner

Craig’s practice primarily focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical, software, electrical, electro-mechanical, and civil areas of technology. His practice also includes advising clients on various intellectual property protection strategies; drafting and prosecuting design patent applications; protecting foreign intellectual property rights; drafting patentability, freedom to operate, and invalidity opinions; analyzing domestic and foreign patent rights; performing and supervising patent-related searches; preparing and prosecuting trademark and copyright applications; and drafting technology-related agreements.


Before beginning his legal career, Craig was a senior engineer at Lockheed Martin Space Systems of Denver, Colorado; initially, on the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle systems engineering team, then as the designer of the Atlas V launch vehicle liquid oxygen and RP1 feed systems. In this latter role, he performed mechanical design, structural analysis, and supervised pre-launch testing of various Atlas V propulsion system components. Before entering the private sector, Craig was a research assistant at Georgia Tech’s Aerospace Systems Design Lab where he led a NASA-sponsored design team that studied the next-generation High-Speed Civil Transport. Craig also has real-world engineering experience in the civil and electrical engineering arenas.