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 […]
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.
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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 […]
In Part 1 of this Article, we discussed the four statutory categories of inventions created by the U.S. patent laws: 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 […]
Computer-related inventions present challenges for the U.S. Patent system. There are a number of issues involved. For example, there is the issue of whether a computer-related invention incorporates an abstract idea, but that is saved for later articles. This article addresses preliminary issues of whether the computer-related invention falls within one of four permissible statutory […]
Whether one may safely copy a product which is merely “patent pending” depends on a variety of circumstances. Preliminarily, a “patent pending” designation on a product indicates that a patent application has been filed for the product, but it has not yet issued into a patent. Normally, one cannot be sued for patent infringement for […]