Attorneys and Staff at CIONCA® IP Law P.C.
patent attorney

Marin Cionca, Esq.

Founder, Registered Patent Attorney and Degreed Engineer

General Engineering, Physics, Computer Technology, Software, Mechanical and Medical Devices, Consumer Goods

Mr. Cionca is a registered patent attorney and founder of CIONCA® IP Law P.C. ("CIONCA IP"), an intellectual property law practice based in Irvine, Orange County, California. He has an extensive technical background having graduated from a five-year European engineering program, having practical engineering experience and having taught College Physics. He helps clients with patent application and prosecution matters in various technologies including, engineering, computer, mechanical, physics-related and medical device technologies.

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IP Legal Assistant

Beverly Ramos, BA

IP Assistant

IP Filings and Client Communication

Ms. Ramos uses her education and experience in the significance of language and semantics, to assist our firm with various tasks related to client matters, including the monitoring of our patent and trademark docket database and with the preparation and the filing of various patent and trademark related documents. She also assists with administrative tasks, ensuring that our clients are well-attended to and that our office runs efficiently.

IP Technical Writer

Alexandra Poulakos, BSE

Patent Engineer - Mechanical Engineering

Assistance with Patent Specification Drafts

Ms. Poulakos is a degreed engineer, having a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. She uses her engineering knowledge and education, and her analytical skills, to assist our firm with drafting patent specifications.

spine surgery technical advisor

Florica Potra-Cionca, PA-C

Medical Technology Advisor

Orthopaedics, Spine, Medical Devices and Medical Technologies

Mrs. Potra-Cionca is a Certified Physician Assistant having many years of experience in spine surgery, using various medical technologies and devices, such as pedicle screws, spinal rods, fusion cages, as well as other medical techniques or treatment methods designed for helping patients with spinal ailments. She advises CIONCA IP Law P.C. when the firm represents medical device and medical technologies clients, particularly when the inventions are related to spine or other orthopaedics fields.

IP Technical Writer

Kacey Wagner, BSE

Patent Engineer (Electrical) - Independent Contractor

Assistance with Patent Specification Drafts

Ms. Wagner is a degreed engineer, having a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Fullerton, CA. She was trained by our firm to write patent specifications. She is available to assist our firm as needed, especially with patent specifications related to electrical engineering technologies.

Professional Recognitions Received By Marin Cionca:
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CIONCA IP Supports the OC IP Law Professional Community through Sponsorship (2014-2018) and by serving on the Board of Directors (2017-2019) of Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association (OCIPLA):
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CIONCA IP Supports the OC Business Community through Speaking Engagements and Sponsorship (2017-2019) of SCORE OC Chapter:
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PATENT LAW BLOG

  • 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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  • 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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