Welcome to MLO

We are an IP law firm based in San Diego, California with a high concentration of clients in the Silicon Valley. We pride ourselves on commitment to quality, a high level of expertise in many different types of technology and outstanding responsiveness.

Our firm provides Intellectual Property services, specializing in the following areas: obtaining/maintaining patent assets, patent strategy, patent analysis, portfolio review, IP due diligence, licensing, and trademarks. Patent applications have been prepared and filed for such businesses as solar energy systems, medical devices, telecommunications, semiconductors, software and toys.

We differentiate ourselves from other Intellectual Property law firms by working closely and collaboratively with each client. We have a knowledgeable staff of attorneys, patent agents and support personnel that are ready to assist you.

Our Practices


Patent Assets


IP Due Diligence


Patent Strategy


Patent Analysis


Portfolio Review


Licensing and Assignments


MLO handled our first strategic patent, and I want to personally thank Heather Slotnick for supporting us with it.  This firm has provided exceptional support and exemplified professionalism in all our interactions.  Heather should be very proud of what she has built with the quality of people she has assembled.

“With Heather, we went from a sprawling and stalled IP strategy, to one that has been cost effective and gotten results.  The MLO team provides high quality work and is very responsive to meeting our needs…”read more

Silanna has been pleased with the level of support received from MLO. Heather’s depth of experience has been invaluable in helping Silanna crystallize its IP strategy. She brings significant competence, both personally as well as in her associates, to the table that have helped us move through the patent application processes efficiently and with very good results.  see more

Our Office

9920 Pacific Heights Blvd.
Suite 150
San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Us

Phone:    (858) 481-1883
Fax:        (858) 408-3570
Email: contact@mlo-ip.com

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