About Us

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About Us

Susan Ochoa
Anna Kinney
Tricia Valdez

Ochoa & Associates, PC located in Corpus Christi, Texas, is a law firm that specializes in intellectual property law,  which includes patents, trademarks, copyright, and technical agreements.  Depending on the matter, we may work with other patent attorneys or specialists from time to time. Our firm’s core activities include searches for patents and trademarks, patent applications and procurement, patent maintenance, trademark procurement, copyright registration, infringement analysis, freedom to practice studies, and technical agreements, such as joint development, confidentiality, and license agreements.

Since 2009 we have been providing services to the South Texas Region, which includes the Brownsville-Harlingen area (Cameron County), Corpus Christi area ( Nueces County, Aransas, San Patricio, Jim Wells County, Kleburg County) Laredo area (Webb County) and McAllen-Edinburg-Mission areas (including Hidalgo County), Victoria area (Victoria County)  and beyond with the highest quality of legal services available making us an industry leader in intellectual property protection services. It is through our unyielding commitment to legal skills that we can attend to our clients' needs, providing the right knowledge and resources to exceed their expectations.

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Susan Ochoa Spiering
Attorney At Law
Our Team

 

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 law in Texas and Minnesota. Through her years of experience, she has helped entrepreneurs and inventors obtain patents, trademarks, copyrights,  and other protection for new processes, ideas, machines, and products. Susan’s areas of expertise include obtaining patent , trademark, and copyright registrations,  preparation and/or review of agreements having a technical nature such as licensing, joint development, nondisclosure/confidentiality, and prepare opinions such as freedom to operate or agreement-assessment,  conduct searches, portfolio assessment, and consulting on infringement.

Professional memberships held by Susan include the Corpus Christi Bar Association (2013-18) President (2017-18), State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee (2013-17), and Communities in Schools board of director (2008-2018).

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, is a former patent examiner and has a background in chemical engineering. Formerly associated with the firm is James J. Mullen, a patent attorney  who passed away in 2018.

Tricia Valdez is Susan Ochoa's Administrative Assistant and is always available to assist our clients with any questions they may have.