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I am a registered patent attorney in private practice in Bend, Oregon and devote almost my entire practice to prosecuting patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  I have a Preeminent Rating from, their highest rating.  I am a summa cum laude graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law and also have a master's of computer science.  I offer a one hour initial consultation for a $125 flat fee and then hourly after the first hour.  I am also willing to provide most services for a negotiated flat fee.


My patent law practice includes working with computer, software, electrical, telecommunications, mechanical and other technologies. While, I generally do not handle litigation matters, I will consult on intellectual property litigation issues.  My regular website is at  You can email me at


I also work on contract with Constellation Law Group, PLLC, prosecuting computer-related US. patent applications for the intellecual property company Intellectual Ventures.  My bio on their website can be accessed at





Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 95%
    9 years, 100 cases
  2. Litigation: 5%
    20 years, 500 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • David Hamlin Madden

    Jose is a solid IP lawyer with years of legal experience.


    David Madden Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David A Schuck

    I endorse Jose Mata. We worked together on multiple cases in both Oregon and California. His insight, detailed analysis, and reasoning make him a great advocate for his client. While working together, I relied heavily on his advice regarding how and when to use experts in litigation. I have found that Mr. Mata represents his clients well whether in court or in written briefs and highly recommend his services.


    David Schuck Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Jose Mata, Patent Attorney

1860 N.E. Jackson Avenue
Bend, OR, 97701


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV® Preeminent™ Rating, highest rating: Not patent law specificMartindale-Hubbell2010
Appointed to Oregon Dispute Resolution CommissionGovernor of Oregon1989
Oregon Dispute Resolution Advisory CouncilAppointed by Oregon Governor1988
Selected as Board PresidentBoard of Directors, Oregon Legal Services Corporation1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Patent attorneyConstellation Law Group, PLLC2010 - Present
Patent AttorneyMata Patent Law2010 - Present
Senior Associate AttorneyBailey Pinney & Associates2006 - 2013
Associate Patent AttorneyBlakely, Sokoloff, Taylor & Zafman2006 - 2007
Associate AttorneyBailey Pinney & Associates2004 - 2006
AssociateFields IP2004 - 2004
Contract AttorneyFields IP2003 - 2004
Contract/Associate AttorneyKlarquist Sparkman, LLP1999 - 2001
Key Industries CoordinatorOregon Economic Development Dept.1991 - 1993
Committee AdministratorOregon State Legislature1991 - 1991
Law Clerk for Federal MagistrateU.S. District Court for Oregon1980 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember, Online Programs Committee2014 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Computer and Internet Law SectionMember2014 - Present
Oregon State Bar, Intellectual Property SectionMember2011 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, Intellectual Property SectionMember2010 - Present
Citizens for Excellence in Arts EducationExecutive Committee2003 - 2004
The Oregonian Publishing Company Scholarship FundAdvisory Committe to set policy and select recipients1983 - 1993
Oregon Legal Services CorporationPresident of Board of Directors1983 - 1984
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ross v US Bank, US District Court for Northern District of CaliforniaClass was certified
Bathing Apparatus with Bathtub and Bannister, U.S. Patent No. 7,055,187 B1Patent issued
Extensible and Flexible Firmware, U.S. Patent No. 7,941,810 B2Patent issued
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Publication nameTitleDate
18 Santa Clara Law Review 491"Denial of Land Use to Nuclear Powerplants In California: A Case of Preemption?"N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Portland State UniversityComputer ScienceMS - Master of Science2003
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Santa Clara UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1973