About Penilla IP, APC

MARTINE PENILLA GROUP, LLP is pleased to announce its name change to PENILLA IP. The name change is effective as of January 1, 2019. Firm operations will continue uninterrupted with all firm professionals and staff in place to serve our clients. Founded in 1998, the firm will continue to specialize in intellectual property (IP), with a focus on patent preparation, prosecution and post grant proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Martine Penilla Group, LLP is now Penilla IP, APC

Intellectual Property Focus

Based in Silicon Valley, Penilla IP, APC is a specialized intellectual property (IP) firm, with a focus on patent preparation and prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  Many of our attorneys have prior litigation experience, which assists us in preparing patents that can stand the rigor of litigation.  Our firm attorneys are also skilled in handling Post Grant Proceedings (PGP) before the USPTO.   PGPs are actions brought before the USPTO to challenge the validity of claims in U.S. patents, instead of resorting to much more costly litigation before a U.S. district court.

Counseling Services

Penilla IP provides counseling in regard to patentability, establishing/managing patent programs to protect a company's IP, and processes for obtaining detailed disclosures that lead to well drafted patent applications.

IP is Global

Our client base extends to large and small companies in the United States of America as well as international companies established throughout Asia and Europe. Our dedicated group of professionals is experienced in both US patent laws and international patent laws and regulations, which enable us to render high quality work product at reasonable rates.

Changing Legal Landscape

Patent law has become a dynamically changing landscape which has experienced many law changes over the recent years. Most notably, the recent enactment of the America Invents Act (AIA) of 2011 and Supreme Court decisions in 2014, have changed many of the best practices for how patents should be prepared and prosecuted. Penilla IP is continually studying such changes and we continually update our procedures and counseling to ensure that our clients are aware of changing laws and suggested procedures to protect our clients' innovations.

Range of Services

Penilla IP is organized and structured to deliver high quality patent services to large, small and start-up companies desiring to maintain and build a quality patent portfolio. Penilla IP has a proven track record of consistently securing patent protection for its clients, which include Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized companies and technology start-ups.  Since 1998, Penilla IP has issued thousands of U.S. patents and foreign patents. Of course, each organization has special needs, and Penilla IP provides flexible service arrangements to ensure that each client receives their desired end result within set budget constraints. The members of the firm not only provide quality legal work, but also take pride in the relationships established with each client.

Penilla IP and the Product Cycle

Many of our professionals have experience working for corporate legal and business departments, which gives us an inside perspective into our client's business needs.  This unique perspective of both patent law and business enables Penilla IP to consistently deliver work product that both meets budgetary and legal protection goals.  We are dedicated to learning your business, and our integration into the "Product Cycle" is key to achieving strategic protection for your innovations.