|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Southern California Rising Stars for Intellectual Property||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Best Oral Advocate||Concord Law School||2005|
|Patent Attorney||Cionca Law Group P.C.||2009 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Patent Law Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2007 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section||Co-chair||2012 - 2012|
|Orange County Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Section||Vice Chair||2011 - 2011|
|Orange County Bar Association - Education Committee||Member||2010 - 2011|
|Water conserving domestic hot water purge valve||PATENT GRANTED|
|Drinking competition device||Patent Granted|
|Method and system to harmonically tune (just intonation tuning) a digital / electric piano in real time||PATENT GRANTED|
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|Orange County Lawyer Magazine||200 Years of American Patent Law Tradition - Gone!||2012|
|Orange County Lawyer Magazine||The Pitfalls of a Provisional Application for Patent||2009|
|Concord Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Transilvania University||Engineering||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
|Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section||Effective Online Advertising and Related IP Protection Considerations||2012|
|Orange County Bar Association - IP/T Section-Monthly Meeting||Are Business Method Patents on Life Support in Light of Bilski?||2010|
Posted by BrianRejniak
I highly recommend the services of Cionca law firm! We have been working with Marin for several years and filed 6 patents and 8 trademarks so far and plan to continue using his services since the work product is superlative!! Marin takes all the time we need to answer our questions and explain the process. A true gentleman, thank you Marin!!
Posted by Jean-Pierre
CIONCA Law Group P.C. - Intellectual Property Law
Pros: Honest, fair, determined, set rate, consistent contact
Cons: Criminally unknown. More people need to know about this firm!
By early 2011, I had just finished putting the finishing touches on my first invention. Thus I began the arduous look for a patent attorney. After becoming increasingly put off by the over aggressive, suspect, and out of my price range services of other patent attorneys that I had communicated with, I stumbled, by chance, upon Cionca Law Group P.C. I was immediately impressed by Mr. Cionca's transparency and integrity. Before I had decided to hire his firm, he gave me a free consultation, something that other firms wanted several hundred dollars for, explaining the ins and outs of the patent process, his services and whether or not his firm was right for me. Not once did he ask anything specific about my patent, again something I felt suspicious about from other firms (why ask me specific details if we aren't working together?), and I really got the feeling that Mr. Cionca was looking out for my best interest regardless of whether or not I chose to hire him; he wanted me to make an informed decision. So began our working relationship.
After determining that my idea didn't infringe on any other patent or upcoming patent, we began work in earnest on mine. Stating that in order to have the best chance for my patent to stand up to both my patent examiner, and anyone looking to tweak it and claim the differences as a new patent, he had me “perfect” my claims. In an almost OCD like manner, we went back and forth several times on the written claims and the drawings. With each correspondence, Mr. Cionca would have me add, change, or refine my claims or my drawings, with the aim to traverse the “sweet spot” between a too generalized claim, and a too specific one. This would culminate in a submission for approval to the USPTO in late 2011.
Several years later, my patent would go to the examiner for examination. Due to some misconceptions, my patent examiner did quite understand the scope of my invention. Mr. Cionca, and Ms. Kim would fight passionately for my patent using pathos, logos, and ethos arguments. Eventually my patent examiner would concede and I was granted a patent in early 2017!
Overall, my experience with Cionca Law Group P.C. was fantastic. I personally would like to thank Mr. Cionca, Ms. Kim, and anyone else directly or indirectly working on my case. I am confident that I would not have been able to acquire my patent without your specific knowledge and passion, especially considering who I had as an examiner. I look forward to working with them again on future endeavors.
Posted by Sheila
Marin helped me get 4 trrademarks and a patent.
First he explained the process of obtaining trademarks and patents. Then he setup a roadmap to follow and explained the possible road blocks and how to handle each objective.
Very easy to work with and patient the language used by the government can be confusing to a lay person. Marin will explain exactly what it means and put your mind at ease. He knows the USPTO system and he will help you navigate through it. I would highly recommend Marin and look forward to working with him again!
Harriet Alexson, Business Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Marin for the past year and have worked with him Orange County Bar Association’s activities. He is a registered patent attorney and his expertise is to assist inventors and businesses in the protection of intellectual property rights and assets.
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