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Mario Riojas, Ph.D.

Mario works with enterprise and startup clients to establish and grow their patent portfolios. He is a registered U.S. Patent Agent with patent prosecution experience related to machine learning, brain computer interfaces, multi-sensor data systems, hardware and software technologies. He previously served as a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, examining patents in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

Before his legal career, he obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Arizona. His academic work focused on the design and development of minimally invasive surgical systems.



  • Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Art Unit 2121, Artificial Intelligence
  • Patent Agent, CTRL-labs
  • Software Quality Assurance Engineer, Scientific Technologies Corporation


Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2019
  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, 2012
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, 2008
  • B.S., Electronic Cybernetics Engineering, Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior Universidad, 2002
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Spanisch, Native