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Michael S. Wagner

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Mike Wagner is a registered patent lawyer in Lewis Roca's Denver office. Mike’s experience ranges across all areas of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, licensing, opinions, litigation, and due diligence. He focuses on strategically acquiring and protecting intellectual property rights that fit the individual needs of his clients.

From large international companies to local inventors, medical imaging and optics to outdoor sports, Mike has the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience needed for sophisticated IP portfolio management. To best manage clients’ IP portfolios, Mike takes a deep dive into his clients’ businesses and products. He gets to know long-term timelines, overarching goals, the myriad uses for the intellectual property, and so much more. Then he applies the full breadth of resources the firm has to offer to do right by his clients.

Mike’s strategic approach enables him to align all legal matters regarding intellectual property with all other aspects of a client’s business. He aligns goals regarding IP protection with monetization and business growth to ensure clients get the most out of their IP portfolio.

Prior to attending law school, Mike designed and implemented remotely controlled high-voltage circuitry while working with the Colorado Center for Lunar Dust and Atmospheric Studies (CCLDAS) team to build a lunar dust accelerator at the Lunar Environment and Impact Laboratory (LEIL). This project allows for the calibration of NASA satellite-mounted dust detectors along with furthering the understanding of complexities in the lunar dusty plasma atmosphere.

More About Michael S. Wagner


  • J.D., University of Colorado Law School, Order of the Coif, 2013
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Engineering Physics, University of Colorado at Boulder, Sigma Pi Sigma - Physics Honors Society, 2010

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


  • Silicon Flatirons, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association – IP Section, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado IP American Inn of Court, Former Board of Directors
  • Legal Aid Foundation

Honors & Recognitions

  • People's Best 2022 - Intellectual Property Lawyer (Non-Litigator), Law Week Colorado, October 2022


  • Co-presenter, “Virtual-World Patents and Trade Marks in the United States: Updates on U.S. Patentable Subject Matter and Trade Marks in Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs),” Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, 2022

  • Presenter, "After Final Practice: Minimizing the Churn," Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute, 2021
  • Presenter, "Section 112: How Much is Enough?" Rocky Mountain IP & Technology Institute, 2020
  • Presenter, "Current Strategies for Responding to 101 Rejections," Rocky Mountain IP Institute, 2019
  • Presenter, "Halo —To Opine or Not," Colorado IP Inn of Court, 2017
  • Judge, Silicon Flatirons and Daniel’s Fund Interdisciplinary Ethics Tech Competition, 2017-2019


  • Quoted, "Supreme Court Has Eye on IPR," Law Week Colorado, July, 2017
  • Author, "An Introduction to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board Judges," The Federal Lawyer, May 2015
  • Author, "The Convergence of Human and Digital Memory: A Call for Consumer Action," 5 Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y 443, 2015
  • Author, "Google Glass: A Preemptive Look at Privacy Concerns," 11 J. Telecomm and High Tech. L. 475, 2013
  • Co-author, "Settlement Conferences -- Improving Your Chances at Trial, co-authored with Tony Zeuli, Intellectual Property Today, July 2011
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