As a registered Patent Agent, Schoonover founded Coastal Patent Agency in 2008 with the goal of offering quality and affordable patent procurement services to independent inventors and small businesses. While managing his patent procurement practice, Joshua attended law school in the evenings, eventually becoming an attorney licensed in California. With increasing demand for legal services, Schoonover built a network of local and international intellectual property professionals and his Coastal Patent Agency became Coastal Patent Law Group. Now, with over 1000 matters, many business transactions, and twelve years of patent law experiences, Schoonover has become one of the most notable patent attorneys in San Diego County. Schoonover has developed IP portfolios that have netted over $200M in commercial transactions for the benefit of his clients. In the profession, Schoonover led the National Assoc. of Patent Practitioners (NAPP) to reorganize and recover after falling victim to fraud, his pro bono efforts resulted in him being nominated and serving as NAPP's President (2011-2013). Additionally, Schoonover served as Vice President, IP Law Section of the San Diego County Bar Assoc. (2016-2018). Schoonover enjoys helping independent inventors and startups navigate IP and monetization challenges.