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Elizabeth W. Mata

Elizabeth Wechsler Mata

El Paso, Texas

After graduating with honors from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Molecular Biology, and obtaining her Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Wechsler Mata practiced patent law for twenty-two years with Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C., an intellectual property law firm based in Concord, Massachusetts. For seventeen of those years, she telecommuted from her home office in El Paso, Texas.

Ms. Mata assisted clients in the biotechnology field, addressing advancements in the areas of molecular, cellular, structural, cell and developmental biology, protein and nucleic acid chemistry, genetics, genomics, epidemiology and biostatistics, pharmaceuticals, proteomics, immunology, assays and diagnostics. She counseled on strategic patent prosecution and enforcement internationally as well as in the United States, and on patentability, patent validity, patent term extension, freedom-to-operate, interference and infringement matters. In addition to addressing the patent needs of a wide range of clients -- including universities, research institutions, hospitals, and biotechnology companies of all sizes, from start-ups to international corporations - she counseled on all aspects of complex intellectual property portfolio management.

Ms. Mata serves as an adjunct professor at New Mexico State University, teaching the course, "Intellectual Property for Engineers and Scientists."

Ms. Mata is currently with the El Paso firm of Blanco Ordonez Mata & Wallace, P.C., where she works in the firm's business and real estate practice in the areas of business organizations and commercial transactions. Ms. Mata assists with creating, organizing and restructuring business entities; documenting commercial transactions involving the buying and selling of real estate and other business assets; and addressing trademarks and related intellectual property matters.

Ms. Mata is a member of the Massachusetts bar and admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • Real Estate
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1992
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1994


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Juris Doctor
  • Princeton University
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Molecular Biology


  • New Mexico State University, Intellectual Property for Engineers and Scientists, Adjunct Professor

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.

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Blanco Ordoñez Mata
& Wallace, P.C.
5715 Cromo Drive
El Paso, TX 79912
Phone: 915-845-5800
Toll free: 800-880-3446
Fax: 915-845-5555
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