James Ortega’s practice focuses on intellectual property law, and in particular involves the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, copyright, trade dress and trade secret matters, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, freedom to operate studies, intellectual property litigation and litigation support, agreements for the development, transfer or licensing of technology, and intellectual property portfolio management, strategy and enforcement.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ortega developed extensive experience in numerous technology fields and in jurisdictions around the globe while working with the largest and most globally diverse law firm in the world for many years. Mr. Ortega has represented clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 100 clients in all facets of intellectual property law. He has represented clients in numerous technology fields, including optical, software, electrical, mechanical, orthopedic and spinal implant devices, electrical circuit design and power circuitry, flash memory design and drive circuitry, computer and telecommunications digital signal processing, digital display technologies, semiconductor manufacturing processes, semiconductor device architecture, digital security and anti-spam technologies, distributed computing networks, 3G, 4G and LTE telecommunications networks, Software as a Service technologies, water purification technologies, seismic technologies, electronic message management systems, and food packaging structures and designs, as well as ultrasonic welding equipment and package sealing techniques. Mr. Ortega’s diverse experience in numerous areas of technology provides him the unique ability to assist clients in protecting their intellectual property interests in virtually any technology field, and in both the United States and foreign jurisdictions. His practice further includes providing patent litigation support, including preparing non-infringement and invalidity claim charts and opinions, freedom-to-operate opinions, and counselling for designing around existing patents. His practice also includes representing clients before the Patent and Trademark Appeal Board both in the appeal of rejected applications, and in post-grant proceedings such as re-examinations, reissues, and inter partes reviews of granted patents.
Mr. Ortega is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Mr. Ortega earned his law degree from Baylor University School of Law. Prior to law school, he graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. His undergraduate studies also included associate of science degrees in robotics and fluid power systems, computer integrated manufacturing, and industrial engineering.