Janice M. Mueller co-founded the Chisum Patent Academy with Donald S. Chisum in 2009 to provide advanced patent law education and training to experienced practitioners. As a full-time law professor for sixteen years, Janice authored two patent law treatises—the leading law student treatise as well as the comprehensive practitioner treatise, Mueller on Patent Law. From 2004-2011 Janice was a tenured full Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she taught and wrote in the field of intellectual property law with an emphasis in U.S. and comparative patent law. Janice has also taught at the John Marshall Law School (Chicago), Suffolk University (Boston), the University of Kentucky, the University of Washington, Seattle University, Santa Clara University, and William Mitchell College of Law.
A registered U.S. patent attorney and chemical engineer, Janice began her legal career as a patent agent with Merchant & Gould, P.C. in Minneapolis. After law school Janice completed a two-year clerkship with the Honorable Giles S. Rich, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. She litigated patent and copyright infringement cases as an Honors Program Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice before entering legal academia in 1995.
Janice has served on the AIPLA’s Amicus Committee, as a trustee of the Federal Circuit Historical Society, and chaired the Expert Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property for the non-profit Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. Janice has lectured for BarBri Patent Bar Review.