CIONCA® IP | Irvine Patent Attorney | Orange County IP and Patent Lawyer

FOCUSED

At CIONCA® IP we focus exclusively on intellectual property (IP) law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, IP Enforcement and Defense, Infringement Analysis and Opinion, IP Litigation, and so on. We help startups, individual inventors, entrepreneurs, and small businesses protect their valuable intellectual property rights in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, etc. Our main office is in Irvine, Orange County, California. CIONCA® IP was founded in 2009 by registered patent attorney Marin Cionca.

  • PATENTS

    A government license that gives the holder exclusive rights to an invention (device, process, etc) or design for a period of time.

  • TM

    A symbol, word, phrase, logo, or combination thereof, that identifies the source of a product from any others.

  • C

    The ownership of intellectual property Copyright law gives to creators of original works (writings, art, music, etc.).

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EXPERIENCED

At CIONCA® IP we have practiced in the intellectual property law field (patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, IP litigation, trade secrets) for many years. Our entrepreneurial, engineering, and legal experience enable us to have a unique understanding of the value of intellectual property, and the decisive competitive advantage, strong intellectual property rights may give to an entrepreneur or small business. In the same time, we understand very well the complexities, challenges, and the enormous dedication it takes to start, run, and grow a business.

We are committed to listen and to help by offering cost sensitive assistance with design and utility patent searches, patent prosecution - including provisional and non-provisional (utility) applications, trademark and copyright registrations, and much more.

AFFORDABLE

CIONCA® IP operates primarily based on very competitive and affordable flat/fixed fee basis. We have designed flexible fee arrangements, which include flat fee, customized fee, and hourly fee options for patent and trademark services.

Marin Cionca, Esq.

Registered Patent Attorney

USPTO Reg. No. 63899

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PATENT LAW BLOG

  • CIONCA IP10/16/2019 1:28:13 PM

    To Use or Not to Use: The Statutory Period of Trademark Nonuse Prior to Presumed Abandonment

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  • CIONCA IP10/7/2019 5:44:50 PM

    A Decision in Henny Penny Corporation v. Frymaster LLC

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  • Marin Cionca9/27/2019 9:32:48 PM

    Can an Online Patent Attorney File My Patent?

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  • CIONCA Team Member9/4/2019 7:20:46 PM

    Guangdong Alison Hi-Tech Co. v. International Trade Commission: Objective Boundaries

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  • CIONCA Team Member8/19/2019 7:46:17 PM

    In re Yarnell Ice Cream, LLC: Trademark Descriptiveness and Acquired Distinction

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  • CIONCA Team Member8/5/2019 2:29:33 PM

    Is Speculation Enough Evidence for an Appeal?: General Electric Company v. United Technologies Corporation

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  • CIONCA Team Member7/5/2019 2:22:42 PM

    In re: Global IP Holdings LLC: Broadening Claims Through Reissue Applications

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  • CIONCA Team Member6/27/2019 7:41:52 PM

    Obviousness in a Single Prior Art Instance: Game and Technology Co., LTD., v. Activision Blizzard INC., Riot Games, INC.

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  • Marin Cionca6/11/2019 8:43:17 PM

    Can I Successfully License My Invention?

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  • CIONCA Team Member5/20/2019 8:25:57 PM

    PTAB Designates Cases as Precedential

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  • CIONCA Team Member5/7/2019 7:13:41 PM

    The Federal Circuit Defines a Technological Invention

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  • Marin Cionca4/17/2019 3:48:33 PM

    What Qualifies as Proper Use in Commerce Claim in a USPTO Trademark Application?

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  • CIONCA Team Member4/3/2019 7:25:37 PM

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Designates Three Decisions Precedential

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  • CIONCA Team Member3/21/2019 3:49:43 PM

    Defining Inherency: A Decision in Personal Web Technologies, LLC v. Apple, Inc.

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  • Marin Cionca3/1/2019 9:36:50 PM

    USPTO Director Andrei Iancu Visits Orange County!

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  • CIONCA Team Member2/19/2019 7:12:46 PM

    Revised Guidance by USPTO on Patent Subject Matter Eligibility and Examining Computer-Implemented Functional Claims

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  • CIONCA Team Member2/5/2019 7:22:27 PM

    TiVo Puts Tivoli on Pause: TTAB’s Decision in TiVo Brands LLC v. Tivoli, LLC

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  • Marin Cionca1/23/2019 9:45:30 PM

    Patent Law Alert: All Sales of the Invention, Including Secret Sales May Invalidate a Patent

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  • CIONCA Team Member1/4/2019 4:12:21 PM

    In re: Tropp: New Matter in a Continuation Can Be Relevant to Written Description Requirement

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  • CIONCA Team Member12/18/2018 6:12:48 PM

    Schlafly v. The Saint Louis Brewery: The Registration of Merely a Surname

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  • Marin Cionca12/8/2018 8:35:06 PM

    IP Assets - Procurement, Enforcement, Monetization

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  • CIONCA Team Member11/19/2018 1:07:51 PM

    The Appeals Process

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  • CIONCA Team Member10/16/2018 6:50:31 PM

    A Double-Edged Sword: Benefit of Priority or Longer Patent Term

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  • Marin Cionca10/1/2018 7:42:12 PM

    Can I Register a Color as a Trademark or Service Mark?

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  • CIONCA Team Member9/17/2018 4:33:20 PM

    Trademarks and Likelihood of Confusion: Federal Circuit’s Decision in In re: Detroit Athletic Co.

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  • Staff8/31/2018 7:26:58 PM

    Patent Claim Interpretation By Federal Circuit's on Facebook's Contiguous Image Layout

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  • Staff8/16/2018 4:24:01 PM

    Correcting or Changing a Patent After Issue Through the Central Reexamination Unit

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  • Marin Cionca7/31/2018 6:50:05 PM

    My patent expired? Can I still sue for patent infringement?

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  • 7/3/2018 7:44:33 PM

    Impax Laboratories Inc. v Lannett Holdings Inc. on Claim Invalidation

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  • CIONCA IP5/17/2018 9:54:58 PM

    Marin Cionca Presents at OCIPLA May 2018 Luncheon

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  • 5/4/2018 7:37:51 PM

    The Hague System for Protection of International Designs

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  • CIONCA Staff4/20/2018 5:25:25 PM

    USPTO Changes Examination Procedure Pertaining to Subject Matter Eligibility in View of Berkheimer v. HP, Inc.

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  • CIONCA Staff4/13/2018 9:10:04 PM

    It Take Two to Tango: Knowles v. Iancu, a Standing Dispute in a PTAB Decision

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  • 3/20/2018 12:50:05 PM

    Andrei Iancu - New Director of the USPTO

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  • 3/8/2018 1:25:46 PM

    Proceed with Caution: Consider Carefully when Narrowing Claims for Allowance

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  • CIONCA Team2/16/2018 4:07:48 PM

    Fashion and Intellectual Property

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  • CIONCA Team1/17/2018 8:12:06 PM

    A Fork in the Road: Production or Protection?

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  • 1/2/2018 7:47:09 PM

    The Lanham Act: Disparagement Provision Violates the First Amendment

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  • 12/26/2017 6:04:25 PM

    CIONCA Sets Foot in San Francisco

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  • 12/1/2017 8:01:27 PM

    An Introduction to Patent Cooperation Treaty Applications

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  • 11/17/2017 1:24:20 PM

    An Introduction to Patent Searches

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  • 11/10/2017 6:47:44 PM

    An Introduction to Design Patent Applications

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  • Staff11/3/2017 4:20:04 PM

    An Introduction to Provisional Patent Applications

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  • Staff9/28/2017 7:27:22 PM

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  • staff9/27/2017 5:12:07 PM

    CIONCA - Patent and Trademark Law Attorney

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  • staff9/27/2017 5:00:12 PM

    Claim Indefiniteness During Patent Pre-Issuance: Define Your Invention, Not Just Your Audience

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  • staff9/15/2017 9:33:30 PM

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  • CIONCA Staff8/20/2017 3:16:11 PM

    CIONCA on Patents: Think Twice Before Suing for Patent Infringement and Fight Back when Unreasonably Sued

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  • CIONCA - Staff8/9/2017 5:39:58 PM

    Patent Case Study: The Novelty Of An “Invention” Is NOT Enough To Make It Patentable

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  • CIONCA - Staff6/28/2017 8:26:07 PM

    Patent Law: Conditions Precedent May Expose Method Claim to Broad Interpretation During Prosecution

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  • CIONCA - Staff6/15/2017 5:32:14 PM

    Patent Law: Challenging the Patent Claim Definiteness Requirement

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  • Marin Cionca4/25/2017 9:48:49 PM

    Monetization of Patents: How to Make Money with Patents

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  • Marin Cionca2/21/2017 12:30:52 AM

    Software Patent Law Update: Federal Circuit Finds Graphical User Interface Patentable

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  • Marin Cionca9/15/2016 9:47:39 PM

    Patent Law Alert: Federal Circuit Opens Door for More Software Patents

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  • Marin Cionca9/6/2016 9:26:12 PM

    Patent Case Law: New Example of Software as Patentable Subject Matter

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  • Iris Kim, PhD6/1/2016 7:04:50 PM

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Designates Five More Decisions as Precedential

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  • Marin Cionca5/17/2016 8:57:23 PM

    Patent Claims Rejection Based on Inherency

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  • Iris Kim, PhD3/25/2016 8:34:14 PM

    Challenging a Claim’s Validity with Different Standards of Claim Construction

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  • I. Kim PhD2/26/2016 8:47:51 PM

    The U.S. Supreme Court Will Review Claim Construction Standards and Institution Decision Reviewability.

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  • Marin Cionca2/16/2016 6:34:53 PM

    In IPRs, patentees have to show that substitute patent claims are patentable

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  • M. Cionca and I. Kim2/4/2016 5:55:16 PM

    Software Inventions Are Still Patentable!

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  • Marin1/28/2016 9:15:16 PM

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board Designates Two Decisions as Precedential

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  • Marin1/28/2016 9:10:56 PM

    How Unpredictability Can Affect Obviousness Challenges

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  • Marin11/19/2015 2:13:05 PM

    An Innovator’s Dilemma: Design or Utility Patent?

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  • Marin11/18/2015 7:31:35 PM

    When Is a Thesis Prior Art?

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  • Marin11/18/2015 6:15:40 PM

    Covered Business Method Claims Are Not Required to Particularly Target Financial Industry

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  • Marin11/18/2015 6:11:11 PM

    PTAB Decisions Give Examples of Patent Eligible Subject Matter

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