MEET OUR DEDICATED TEAM

RICK MARTIN

PATENT ATTORNEY

Over the last 30 years, Rick Martin has written over 1,000 mechanical, electrical, and software patents. With extensive experience in all phases of intellectual property law, Rick has the knowledge and experience you need for all your patent needs.

View his litigation team's recent Summary Judgement win against Knobbe, Martens, Olsen, and Bear in a patent infringement defense case here.

JAMES K. POOLE

INDEPENDENT RESOURCE

With varied experience in patent and trademark prosecution, James has become essential to the firm. His areas of focus include petroleum and organic chemistry, electrochemistry, coatings, and food chemistry — with strong litigation and negotiation skills.

CARTER GILMER

INDEPENDENT RESOURCE

Having spent over 20 years as a UNIX administrator, Carter has conducted all phases of extended consulting engagements for Fortune 500 firms. His background includes research and development in computer modeling, cryptography, and computer security.

LEWIS BRANDE

INDEPENDENT RESOURCE

Lewis has over 40 years of experience as a lead structures design engineer, designing primary and secondary structure and subsystems on aircraft. He also has over 20 years of experience prosecuting utility and design patents, and prosecuting trademarks.

JEFF BUSKE

INDEPENDENT RESOURCE

Jeff is an electrical engineering and software specialist with years of experience in the development of products from concept to customer. Jeff’s knowledge and experience with product development offers a unique perspective to help us solve challenges.

CHARLES CHUANG ZHOU

INDEPENDENT RESOURCE

With over 20 years of experience in computer, networking, and the electronics industry, Charles has become an integral member of the firm. He serves a vital role in helping the firm manage international patent casework and product development.

ROB BIRT

INDEPENDENT RESOURCE

As a graphic designer, Rob has over 15 years of experience with visual communications and design. His skills include projects in video, web design, print, illustration, logo design, branding, corporate identity, industrial design, and patent drawings.

WHY SHOULD YOU HIRE A PATENT ATTORNEY FOR YOUR IDEA?

I help people just like you turn their vision into reality. Whether you’re a startup, small business, or just one person with an idea—I can offer support. Our team on behalf of individual inventors/small businesses has successfully sued 3M, Panasonic, Walmart, Lowes, Apple, LifeTime Brand, Cabela's and others. We have defended against the biggest firms including Knobbe, Folley, Greenberg, Polsinelli and others.

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THINGS EVERY NEW INVENTOR SHOULD CONSIDER

MAKE SURE YOUR IDEA IS ORIGINAL

The easiest way to avoid issues with your concept or idea is to ensure that it’s as original as possible. If anyone else has an idea or concept similar to yours, you could run into a legal battle over who actually has ownership over the idea.

DECIDE IF YOU’RE A PRODUCER OR LICENSOR

When it comes to moving your idea forward, it’s important to decide whether or not you want to actually produce a product, or if you just want to license a specific concept or software. This important decision can help ensure your interests are protected.

HIRE AN EXPERIENCED PATENT
ATTORNEY WHO KNOWS THE PROCESS

No matter how unique and novel your idea may be, it’s always important to enlist the services of an experienced patent attorney who has the knowledge and skills to walk you through the patent process and ensure your idea is protected every step of the way.

YOU HAVE A GREAT IDEA FOR A NEW PRODUCT

I CAN HELP MAKE IT A REALITY

Success Stories

Rockin' Keys

This Colorado-based startup firm resulted from a guitar playing teenager wanting to be stylish with his housekey. So he designed a dozen guitar and golf shaped keys and got design patents. Production is offshore. Ace Hardware and others carry the products.

Successfully secured patent

Callenq

Callenq filed a provisional software patent to protect several man years of software investment in developing a cool software app. Callenq’s founder and CEO decided to create a valuable service to save others from the same fate he endured with the IRS. Their software app cuts your wait time to call the IRS to minutes instead of hours or never.

Got first action claims

Trimax Locks

Trimax is defending two patent lawsuits, and as of this writing (December 1st, 2018) Rick Martin has been able to successfully defend against the five patent challenges made. Trimax sports offers “The World’s Toughest Locks”. They offer everything from tow hitches to on-car bike racks.

Successfully defended patent challenges

OVER 30 YEARS OF PATENT LAW EXPERIENCE

With decades of experience in patent law, I have a thorough understanding of all forms of patent law to help ensure that your idea is in good hands from the concept phase up through development. I want every client to feel confident in my firm’s ability to protect their interests and help them succeed.

That’s why I advise all of my clients to do their own research on their idea. Try to investigate the idea and research any other similar ideas to see how unique and original the idea is. From there, I can help begin to move it from concept to development, protecting your idea throughout every step along the way.

My firm is here not only to protect your idea through the filing of patent paperwork, but to help aid in the process of strategic planning. I can help you build a smart business plan that can determine the best way to proceed once your patent gets approved.

I also want all of my clients to know that I plan to keep them apprised of all important developments as we move the case forward. I never want you to feel uninformed or in the dark with regards to your patent application status, or unsure of what steps to take next. When you work with my firm, you can rest assured that your every need will be taken care of.