Patent claims must be written with sufficient clarity to inform those skilled in the relevant technology (i.e. “skilled in the art”) about the scope of the invention with reasonable certainty. That way competitors of the inventors can know when they may be infringing. This is a basic notice function of a patent. Its scope must […]
JOSE MATA, ESQUIRE
US Patent Attorney & Outdoor Enthusiast
Jose is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has over 10 years of experience draft and prosecuting patent applications. Jose performs patent work for a variety of companies in varied technologies predominately in software, hardware and microprocessor architecture. Technologies in which Jose has provided patent services include semi-conductor fabrication, automotive systems, cryptography systems, telecom, agricultural and greenhouse systems, mechanical devices and many computer and software-related technologies. Jose has a current interest in artificial intelligence and the python programming language.
Jose holds a Masters of Science degree in Computer Science from Portland State University. Jose is interested in big data and cloud systems as they relate to artificial intelligence and is proficient in software development.
Prior to becoming a patent attorney Jose had many years of experience in civil litigation, including federal class action litigation, medical malpractice litigation, employment litigation, and securities litigation. Among Jose’s successes are successfully arguing for conditional class certification in the wage and hour class action Ross v. US National Bank Association in the Northern District of California. Jose has also assisted with complex patent litigation in federal court at a Portland, Oregon law firm. Jose was also a federal court law clerk for the Honorable Edward Leavy (now a U.S. Court of Appeals Judge in the Ninth Circuit) when Judge Leavy was a U.S. Magistrate Judge at the District of Oregon. This background in litigation provides Jose with a valuable perspective when preparing and prosecuting patent applications and when performing other intellectual property services.
Recent Posts by Jose Mata
Patents may be found ineligible under Section 101 if the claims recite an abstract idea, law of nature, or a natural phenomenon without reciting something more that transforms the claims into patent eligible subject matter. The above applies even if the claims otherwise recite something that is novel or non-obvious over the prior art. ` […]
Slides of a presentation given by Jose Mata on October 20, 2020 at the IIPLA (International Intellectual Property Law Association) Virtual IP Summit 2020. The presentation was entitled “Some non-typical Aspects of U.S. Patent Law.” Aspects discussed include U.S. Provisional Applications, Non-enabled sales, Duty of Candor owed to U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, and Means-Plus-Function Claiming.” View […]
An international patent application usually refers to a patent application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), which has over 150 member countries worldwide. However an PCT application under the PCT does not result in a “PCT patent.” There is no such thing. Instead, the PCT provides a means whereby an applicant can file a PCT […]
You are an inventor and you have an appointment to speak with a patent attorney about your invention. In addition to answering your questions, the purpose of the initial interview is to provide the registered patent attorney with a description of your invention, information regarding public disclosure of the invention, and information helpful to the […]
U.S. law defines the types of subject matter that may be eligible for patent protection: Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title. 35 U.S.C. Section 101 […]