Protecting the Art of Science.. ®

Mon - Thurs: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Sat - Sun: Closed

San Diego | Oceanside | Irvine

Mail: PO Box 131299

Carlsbad, CA 92013

La Jolla

1200 Prospect Street

La Jolla, CA 92037

*By Appointment Only


3548 Seagate Way #110

Oceanside, CA 92056

*By Appointment Only


7545 Irvine Center Drive

Irvine, CA 92618

*By Appointment Only

Coastal Patent Law Group, P.C. (CPLG) is a business-focused intellectual property law firm.

We provide Next-Level Intellectual Property Procurement and Monetization Strategies for Inventors and Businesses.

  • Patents
  • Copyright & Trademark Registrations
  • Global IP Procurement
  • Raising Capital
  • IP In-Licensing & Out-Licensing
  • IP Sales & Transactions
  • Monetization

Meet CPLG's Founder and Managing Attorney, Joshua S. Schoonover, Esq.


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.


  • Patent Attorney, USPTO Reg. No. 63294
  • Attorney, CA Bar No. 290321
  • Attorney, U.S. Courts of Appeal

Representative Patents

Representative Trademark Registrations