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Jonathan Marina



  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2012
  • B.S., Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, 2008, with honors
  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
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Jonathan Marina is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm's San Diego (Del Mar) office.

Areas of Practice

Jonathan's practice focuses on patent application drafting, prosecution, and counseling. He has extensive experience drafting and prosecuting U.S. utility patent applications in a wide variety of technical fields, including distributed ledgers (including blockchains), machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality technology, computer hardware and software, firmware, graphical user interfaces, free space optical communications methods and related hardware, satellite communications methods and related hardware, computer networks and related hardware, semiconductor devices, imaging devices, medical devices, solders and PCB assembly materials, and gaming peripherals.  Jonathan also has extensive experience working with counsel in various jurisdictions, including the EU, China, South Korea, and Japan, to obtain utility patent protection. 

Jonathan has also drafted and successfully prosecuted U.S. design patent applications for a wide variety of products, including: fashion and apparel accessories such as shoes and bags, earbuds, graphical user interfaces for computing devices, gaming accessories such as controllers, and electronic devices such as wireless chargers, flashlights, and connectors.  He has successfully worked with counsel in various jurisdictions, including the EU, South Korea, and Japan, in obtaining protection over designs.  

In addition to patent drafting and prosecution, Jonathan has experience in patent reexamination and reissue proceedings, preparing opinions and freedom to operate assessments, and patent litigation support for a variety of clients.  He also has experience providing counsel and preparing applications or registrations for other intellectual property, including trademarks and copyrights. 

Prior to attending law school, Jonathan worked as an antenna engineer for ITT systems, a subcontractor of NASA, where he modernized software and hardware that tracks the deformation of a hydrostatic bearing supporting a 70 meter NASA antenna. He successfully tested the software and hardware on Goldstone Observatory’s 70 meter antenna before delivering it to the Canberra and Madrid Deep Space Communication Complexes for use in their 70 meter antennas.

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