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!
Posted by Keith
Few days in life will top the moment Flaregun received our Notice of Allowance letter from the USPTO. Marin helped us discover a statistical miracle in the language of our patent and made a years long effort worthwhile. We continue our work forward together- Tenacity, integrity, competency. Always grateful.
Posted by Manu
I have done two projects with him. I know him and has done great job. I would definitely recommened him.
There is no reason not to recommened him.
Posted by Javid
I am an inventor and an entrepreneur. I have many projects in research and development. I interviewed many patent attorneys local and international. However, I didn't like how they all worked on high hourly rate basis and at the end, patents cost thousands of dollars. Since I have many projects, my patent costs would have been unimaginable.
Marin is very knowledgeable and very reasonable and offered fixed cost for filing patents. He has done two patents for me so far and I have many more for him to do. He is going to be busy for a while with me. I am sure he will also back me up when we have to defend the patents.
I would definitely recommend Marin.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Cionca on a trademark litigation matter and although he is a nice attorney it is my opinion that he did a poor job on my case. He was not aggressive enough in my litigation case and failed to properly obtain necessary evidence during discovery that would have helped me prove my case at trial. He either chose not to do so or didn't know how to do it, either way i cannot endorse this lawyer for litigation matters.
Posted by John
I am totally satisfied with Mr Marin's professional service of obtaining my Patent Pending and Trade Mark for my new business. Marin's unparalleled in-dept knowledge in patent processing and trade mark service was extremely helpful. I recommend Mr Marin for all your Patent needs.
Posted by Bill
I highly recommend Marin to anyone who wants to file a patent. I had a little trouble understanding Marin at first, so I wasn't sure, but once we started, I was very impressed by his work. He has a very precise knowledge of patent law. He was helpful in describing the process and making sure that we got all the details right. He did all the work in a timely manner. He did the drawings, the detailed descriptions, the claims and everything else. He carefully explained everything to me, so I fully understood how the claims worked, etc. I really appreciated the work he put into it because with a lot of others, they only do the minimum, but charge a lot more. Marin is very fair and reasonable in his billing. I intend to use him for all of my intellectual property work in the future.
Posted by Dina
I Dina Herman had Mr. Marin Cionca represent me on both my Patent and Trademark applications, and found him to be exceptional. I highly regard him in aspects of his professionalism and conduct, extending my knowledge, as well as a flat rate fee.
In all of the countries that I patented my product in, where I was required to have an attorney represent me, I found Mr. Cionca to be one of the best I had. Thus, I highly recommend his service.
Posted by anonymous
Marian Cionca was very knowledgeable. He was very helpful
He was very professional in his conduct. marian did an excellent job on the patent application. I would highly recomend Marian Cionca