Who we are

Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC (“OL PATENTS”) - is an intellectual property law firm with the proven ability to provide its clients with quality patent, trademark, copyright and other intellectual property legal services.  Founded in 2001 in Dallas, Texas, OL PATENTS has offices in El Paso and Dallas and also in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada.   OL PATENTS represents a broad range of clients, including emerging and established companies, universities and individual inventors. The attorneys of OL PATENTS have extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law.

Protect your intellectual property

Intellectual property is important to your business.  Patents are important -- especially for high technology-oriented businesses with unique designs or services.  Brands protect your product or company identify in the marketplace.  Copyrights can protect the look and feel of your products, websites, materials and services.  Our intellectual property professionals will bring greater value to you or your company through the creation of intellectual property portfolios targeted towards growing trends in the marketplace.  OL PATENTS provides its clients with intellectual property counseling, assistance obtaining patents, trademarks and copyrights, representation during litigation, intellectual property audits, due diligence support, and intellectual property training, among other IP-related client services.

Unique experience. In-depth expertise. Trusted advisers.

At Ortiz & Lopez, PLLC, we can tap into more than 60 years of combined legal and professional experience to advocate for business owners and innovators. What really sets us apart, however, is our firm's agility during more than 15 years representing its clients in a wide spectrum of intellectual property matters.  Our clients have included independent inventors, entrepreneurs, small-to-medium sized companies with no in-house legal capabilities, large Fortune 100 corporations, and non-profilt entities including government laboratories and federal agencies.

We have obtained almost 1000 issued US patents for our clients.  We also have several hundred patents pending in the US Patent and Trademark Office that we are actively prosecuting for our clients.  The technical fields we work within are diverse.  Our team's technical backgrounds and familiarity includes the fields of: electronics, software, information technology, telecommunications, cloud computing, mobile devices, mobile device applications, mechanical systems, MEMS, nanotechnology, medical devices, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Through our work, we have gained in-depth expertise, uniquely specialized knowledge, a reputation as trusted advisers, and respect for the innovation of engineers, scientists, and other innovators. We have first-hand experience with the difficulty and challenges innovators face in protecting their intellectual property in the face of a changing patent system, over zealous patent examiners and careless infringers.  We can also appreciate the burden frivolous claims have on established corporations given our experience as in-house counsel.  We can appreciate both sides of the equation and represent clients from differing perspectives.

Most importantly, we understand the business needs of intellectual property operations, and know that top-notch legal help is key to ensuring financial sustainability for companies, start-ups and independent inventors. Our deep knowledge of intellectual property law allows us to efficiently deliver practical, high-quality legal counsel to our clients.  We are also able to serve our clients at competitive rates and are open to alternative fee arrangements in order to meet our clients' budgetary needs.

Geography is no limitation

Our clients are located throughout the United States and abroad.  Although our offices are located mostly in the southwestern United States, we file U.S. and PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) patent applications with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office located in Alexandria, Virginia.  We also coordinate international patent filings and prosecution with attorneys and agents throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.