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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re a new inventor or an experienced designer, I’ll work with you every step of the way to help make your design into a viable product or service that can go to market.
The last thing you need is to worry about a corporation stealing your ideas. I help small businesses and individuals protect their intellectual property.
With hundreds of patents under my belt, including some of my own, I can guide you through the entire process from start to finish. Never skip an important step in making your idea reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Rick Martin helped me get a patent in a single filing. That takes masterful skills in balancing the broadening and narrowing of claims."
"Homerun Hitter Rick obtained three indoor grow light patents establishing a firm foundation for our company."
"Rick's team has successfully battled Knobbe Martens for over 2 years. We go to trial in April 2019. He also writes my patents."