Michael S. Wagner

Partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

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.


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