Testimonials

“The Mueller Law Office handled our first strategic patent, and I want to personally thank Heather Mueller for supporting us with it.  This firm has provided exceptional support and exemplified professionalism in all our interactions.  Heather should be very proud of what she has built with the quality of people she has assembled.”

Mike Kappes
President and CEO, IQ-Analog Corporation
San Diego, CA


“Silanna has been pleased with the level of support received from the Mueller Law Office. Heather’s depth of experience has been invaluable in helping Silanna crystallize its IP strategy. She brings significant competence, both personally as well as in her associates, to the table that have helped us move through the patent application processes efficiently and with very good results. In contrast to other legal groups we’ve worked with, we’ve been impressed with how she seems to be operating in our best interests from a financial perspective. She is giving us what appears to be very sound advice on where best to focus our capital in developing an IP position. I believe she is actually saving us money in addition to helping us generate a strong IP position. I have recommended this firm to others and will continue to do so. Everyone has got to be measured by the value they provide as a service provider and when you look at the combination of experience, support, communication, and cost, MLO offers a tremendous value.”

Mark Drucker
CEO, Silanna Semiconductor North America, Inc.
La Jolla, CA


“The Mueller Law Office has been crucial in helping our company develop a sound patent and trademark strategy.  Their expertise helped us get a very important patent issued within 4 months.  Heather is always on top of things and keeps everything moving forward, which is not an easy task with our schedules. Greg and Heather helped us further develop our trademark portfolio with logo trademarks and International applications.  We had a significant trademark that was stalled, and Greg was able to move it forward to publication at the first opportunity.  Greg is very knowledgeable about trademarks and provides good advice on prioritizing and how to properly use our marks. Overall, MLO has been invaluable to creating and managing our patent and trademark portfolios.”

Victor Hsu
President, Axure Software Solutions, Inc.
San Diego, CA


“The Mueller Law Office handles both our patent and trademark portfolios. Heather Mueller’s management of our portfolios is handled with insight and a good understanding of patent rights. Kathy A. Wojtalewicz’s ability to produce clear, concise office action responses and appeal briefs has resulted in positive outcomes.  Greg Bradford’s experience with Trademark strategy has enhanced our overall portfolio. As a start-up, we appreciate their high quality, reasonably cost work product.”

Mary Garfein
General Counsel, Quisk, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA


“The Mueller Law Office is very professional and an easy firm to work with. I’ve enjoyed working with Heather Mueller, Jon Lindsay, Greg Bradford and the rest of the MLO team. Everything that we have pushed for, we have obtained successfully, for both patents and trademarks. MLO has provided sound advice especially with IP strategy. They have helped us determine which projects to move forward on based on initial searches. The results speak for themselves. The MLO team is very time efficient, provides caps when they budget projects, and are successful with matters that they have handled for us. I would recommend MLO to other companies, especially to other mid-sized technology firms.”

Tom Mullen
Senior Vice President of Business Development, OPSWAT, Inc.
San Francisco, CA


“The Mueller Law Office is the perfect partner in intellectual property, especially for a venture-funded tech start-up like us. Through their cost effective virtual law office business model, we are able to get the strategic advice and expertise directly from Heather. MLO, starting with direct involvement and direction by Heather, is able to apply business judgment, not just legal judgment, to come up with creative solutions that meet our business needs. I find MLO to be the perfect partner for us because they keep up with our torrid pace. Many patents and license agreements were completed on extremely tight schedules with nights and weekends with them. The people of MLO are competent, committed, and flexible. I recommend them highly.”

Aki Fujimura
CEO, D2S, Inc.
San Jose, CA


“The Mueller Law Office has been a key partner for Lifefactory as we navigate the intellectual property landscape. For a small start-up like ourselves, it was difficult to know what was worth investing in, what the most effective strategies and plans of attack are and if there were any loose ends we were forgetting. With Heather, we went from a sprawling and stalled IP strategy, to one that has been cost effective and gotten results.  The MLO team provides high quality work and is very responsive to meeting our needs.  We now have begun to build a library of IP that will create value for our company and I would recommend them highly to anyone else looking for hands-on sophisticated IP work.”

Roy Mabrey
San Francisco, CA


“I have worked with the Mueller Law Office for many years, with both corporate IP strategy and process, and as an individual inventor.Heather Mueller has always been responsive to my needs and especially sensitive to my desire to contain costs. The work has always been high quality and her team has consistently been available for time-sensitive issues.”

Steve Horne
Co-Founder and COO, AquaSeca Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA


“We’ve been very pleased with the services and the experience with the Mueller Law Office, not only because they got the job done but because of the way we got there and the professionalism of the firm. Specifically, what was extremely valuable to us was the efficiency of the firm. Our past experience working with larger firms was that the patent process was very long and repetitive and we didn’t have people who understood our business thus necessitating many cycles of review. The attorneys are very good at capturing the essence of what IP is about and how people use it so we could have faster cycles. They could criticize in a very objective way. Also, the questions they came up with helped refine our ideas to make sure we were well-positioned in our claims. Because we could not talk to investors and customers until the patents were filed, our enterprise software start-up was extremely pressured for time. MLO did their best to accommodate our schedule and I really loved that Heather was also coaching me to do my part and be prepared for the meetings with what was needed. Heather understood our concerns and priorities, playing in the same game with the same goals. I am really happy we selected the Mueller Law Office as our partner in Intellectual Property.”

Carole-Ann Matignon
President and CEO, Sparkling Logic, Inc.
San Jose, CA


“While working at a Silicon Valley high-tech start-up, we engaged The Mueller Law Office because we wanted specific attention on managing our IP strategy. We wanted to deal with a firm that could understand the idiosyncrasies of our business, suggest alternative approaches to protect IP, and guide us in terms of cost effectiveness and timeliness. It almost felt like Heather Mueller was an extension of our company. She is astute and insightful and really focused on costs and delivering things on schedule. When we decided to document our trade secret, the technical expertise Heather brought to the table while working with our founders to understand the physics and electronics of our business was incredible. The firm was able to extract and boil it down to something we were comfortable in defining as the essence of the product. This was accomplished in a short period of time. Heather worked with our IP steering committee to help them understand what the trade-offs were in IP strategy. The end result of her expertise and responsiveness was an organized IP library that created value for the company.”

Cheryl Diuguid
North Carolina


“At ZeroG, Heather Mueller came highly recommended to us. Initially, Heather worked with us to plan out patent strategy with a limited budget. She then brainstormed and worked with engineers, helped review and select ideas for disclosure, and then carried it forward to 9 issued patents in about 3 years. In the field of top, competent lawyers that understand the Silicon Valley business, she stands out as particularly organized and easy to work with. Since working with her, I have recommended her to several other companies. It’s easy to recommend someone who does good work.”

Bendik Kleveland
Distinguished Engineer, MoSys, Inc.
Sunnyvale, CA


“Intellectual property is extremely important to my company, and we needed someone who was technology-focused. In the business of patent law, the person always matters, and we have found Heather and Grace to be the right people to help our company. Heather is a sharp individual, intense in personal communications and very responsive. She is also extremely knowledgeable, and she is able to advise us on how to respond to office actions as only an expert can. I have learned a great deal from her about the patent writing process and about patent prosecution.  Grace is extremely sharp and really understands our technology.  She understands the inventions quickly, which is extremely valuable when trying to figure out how to best work out the claims.  Both Grace and Heather are extremely responsive and very easy to deal with.”

Mike Tucker
Director of Intellectual Property, D2S, Inc.
San Jose, CA

* These testimonials do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.