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Mike Setter

Founding Partner


Michael J. Setter

Patent Attorney

JD, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri

BS, University of Missouri


(303) 255-3588


Mike is a partner of the firm and is a registered patent attorney with over twenty years of patent experience and has prosecuted several hundred patents in various high-tech fields. He handles various intellectual property matters including patent prosecution, strategic IP planning, patent analysis and opinions, technology agreements, and patent litigation support.

Mike has broad technology experience including:

  • Wireless communications

  • Bioinformatics and medical systems

  • Optics and optical signal processing

  • Energy distribution and control systems

  • Internet and data systems

  • Software and electronics

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence


​Mike was formerly a partner at the law firm of Faegre & Benson and co-chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Boulder County Bar Association. He also worked as a patent attorney for Sprint Corporation. Prior to his legal career, Mike spent five years as an electrical engineer for Black & Veatch. Mike received his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri.


Areas of Practice:

  • U.S. and International Patent Preparation and Prosecution

  • Patent Analysis and Opinions

  • Copyrights, Trademarks, and Trade Secrets

  • Strategic IP Planning, Technology Transfers, and Licensing

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Boulder County Bar Association, Former Intellectual Property Section

Past Employment Positions:

  • Faegre & Benson, Partner

  • Sprint Corporation, Patent Attorney

  • Black & Veatch, Electrical Engineer

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