MPA is a Patent agency dedicated to ensuring the protection of your intellectual property with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) by preparing and prosecuting patents in the US, and through the PCT process in the rest of the world.


With 150+ issued/allowed Utility/Design patents, our clients range from single inventors to small corporations, Startups to Established.

Besides being a Patent Agent, I am an Electrical Engineer (and a named inventor in 14 US patents as well as various in other countries),
(see more about my Vitae here) with an MS in Systems Engineering.


I have participated in enough electro-optic and mechanical products to be very confident in my ability to understand inventors in most of the electrical, mechanical, software, hardware, medical and business arts. I am completely fluent in Spanish, so I can do the above in two languages!


In addition, I spent years as an engineer legally "getting around" other's patents (you do this by carefully examining their claims language and making sure you don't perform functions exactly the same way). So when I draft claims, I do it having experience on both sides of the table.


In short, I've been there, done that, and can compare T-shirts with you, whether your experience is as a VC-funded startup, bootstrap, a growing small company or a large Corporation.

If you want to talk about the patent process, and how best to protect your idea, give me a call or shoot me an e-mail, the initial consultation is free. For more FAQ, see our FAQ section.


Member National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP)


Senior Member IEEE and Corresponding Member IEEE Intellectual Property Committee

Concept (below left) and Prototype (below)  Automated Parcel Loader

7,955,251 Magnetic Therapeutic Male Device

7,874,778 Insulated support for electric conductors, finger grip, and method of making same

7,797,888 Pre-fabricated storm shelter

7,467,718 Combination strainer and service bowl

8,217,248 Ligature

8,238,949 International Text Bridging System

Concept (above) and Prototype (Right) of an automated parcel loader.

8,358,758 Familiarization and Augmentation...

8,360,333 HD Barcode...

8,669,499 Flute Stopper...
8,669,499 Flute Stopper...
 8,777,819 Boxing Training System  
 8,829,616 Water Tower Complex 
 8,853,727 LED Cable and Heatsink  
 8,858,146 Insulated Support  
 8,8860,060 Cable  
 D718,081 Grill 
8,899,118 Multi Channel Aspiration  
8,953,766 FAST Dialer  
9,010,312 EZ Grill  
9,011,063 Insulated Clip  
D731,991 Magnet
9,240,538 LED Spirit System and...
9,717,298 MEMS Valve... 

Intellectual Property and Patents for the Professional Engineer

Luis Figarella PE

USPTO Reg. #58300

27 Todd Rd.

Nashua, NH 03064

603-557-8420 (C)

603.821.7400 (H/O)

206-494-7597 (Fax)

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