Attorneys and Staff at CIONCA Law Group 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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patent agent

Iris Kim, PhD

Registered Patent Agent

Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Medical Devices

Ms. Kim is a registered patent agent at CIONCA IP Law P.C.. She received a Ph.D. degree from the school of Biomedical Science, from the department of Physiology and Biophysics. Conducted research and wrote thesis using a strong background knowledge in ion channels, and working knowledge of many molecular biology, electrophysiology, and biochemistry laboratory techniques. She helps clients in various patent application and patent prosecution matters.

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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 Legal Secretary

Beverly Ramos, BA

IP Legal Secretary

Client Communication and Much More

Ms. Ramos is a Linguistics, M.A. student studying to become a Sociolinguist. Using her experience in the significance of language and semantics, she assists 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 documents. She also assists with administrative tasks, ensuring that our clients are well-attended to and that our office runs efficiently.

Professional Recognitions Received By Marin Cionca:
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CIONCA IP Supports the OC IP Law Professional Community through Sponsorship (2014-2017) of Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association (OCIPLA):
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CIONCA IP Supports the OC Business Community through Sponsorship (2017-2018) of SCORE OC Chapter:
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PATENT LAW BLOG

  • 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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