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Susan Ochoa Spiering Attorney At Law
Susan Ochoa Spiering
Attorney At Law

Susan Ochoa Spiering is a registered Patent Attorney with more than 25 years of experience. Susan obtained her Juris Doctor from Williams Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, and previously had earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Currently, she is licensed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and has a license to practice in Texas. Through her years of experience, she has helped entrepreneurs and inventors obtain patent and other protection for new processes, ideas, machines, and products. Susan’s areas of expertise include patent prosecution and acquisition, patent and trademark enforcement, patent litigation, preparation and/or review of agreements, and mergers and acquisitions. Professional memberships held by Susan include the Corpus Christi Bar Association, State Bar of Texas
Grievance Committee, and Communities in Schools board of director.

Ochoa & Associates, PC includes several talented associates. Anna Kinney is a registered patent agent who is licensed with the United States Patent and Trade Office, and she was a former patent examiner and has a background in chemical engineering. James J. Mullen, another associate, is a registered patent attorney who is licensed to practice law in Texas, Florida, and Missouri. He holds over 30 years of experience in patent law.

Ochoa & Associates, PC works with clients to protect their ideas, working to determine that type of intellectual property support is needed on a case-by-case basis. We are proud to offer excellent service to every client, including solo inventors, small businesses, and large corporations. Our firm combines our dedication to service and our experience to ensure that we meet the needs of every client.

Our Services

Locations Serviced:
South Texas Area

Primarily : Corpus Christi, Kingsville, Alice,  Rio Grande Valley, Laredo, Victoria Texas.

Types of services:

  • Novelty/patentability searches
  • Patent applications, freedom to practice studies and opinions
  • Trademark applications, patent and trademark maintenance service and fees
  • Copyright applications and registrations
  • Technical Agreements
Patents
A patent is an exclusionary right from the US government to keep others from making, using, selling or offering to sell your claimed invention. Patents allow you to profit from ideas that you have. Protection provides you or your company with the legal right to exclude others from making, using or selling your claimed invention without obtaining your consent, or paying a royalty or ongoing licensing fee.
Copyrights
Copyright law protects works of original artistic expression that are fixed in a tangible form. It extends certain protections to the authors of "original works of authorship" (often times referred to as a "Work"), which include musical, literary, artistic, dramatic and certain other intellectual rights (such as software code, vessel hull designs, and architectural plans).
Trademarks
A trademark is that word or logo which represents a source of origin for your product or service. There are common law trademarks and registered trademarks. Trademark protection is important for a new company's, brand identity, or product name, but many inexperienced entrepreneurs don’t realize how important it is to secure the rights to business and product names until it’s too late.
Agreements
Whether you’re an individual, a small business, or a large corporation, intellectual property is one of the most valuable assets you have, and it’s important to protect your intellectual property. Contract disputes over intellectual property often happen, which is why it’s important to have clearly drafted agreements that ensure that all parties understand their obligations and rights.

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