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Rick has counseled over 4000 inventors and written 1000+ patents since 1985.

For growing businesses, we utilize Rick Martin’s span of high tech marketing, licensing and deal-making experiences dating back to 1967. Before entering law school at age 38, Rick sold, designed and installed over $20 million of computer systems for manufacturers, distributors, bankers, and government agencies. Our clients brainstorm with Rick on overall company strategies including joint ventures, mergers, royalties, financing, pricing, prototyping, trade show presences, packaging, importing, and key employee retention.

We’re a small firm, specializing in patent law and serving business clients and independent inventors located throughout the United States as well as clients based in Europe and the Far East. Our intellectual property attorneys and technical specialists have backgrounds and degrees in a variety of technical disciplines including electrical engineering, computer science, industrial and mechanical engineering and chemistry.

Inventors and Entrepreneurs: If you have any kind of invention, an idea for an invention, or just questions about the patent and trademark process, we hope this site will provide all the resources you’ll need. Be sure to check out the New Inventor’s Checklist HERE for advice on getting started with your invention.

Geographical Scope: We serve the needs of business clients and independent inventors located throughout the United States as well as clients based in Europe and the Far East. For our clients, we handle matters wherever they arise, both in the United States and on an international basis. To assist us internationally, we have a network of intellectual property associates located in virtually every country of significance. They assist us with whatever intellectual property matters need to be addressed for our clients in their respective countries.

Our Work: Tasks include preparing agreements dealing with technology, such as confidentiality, development, distribution, technology transfer and licensing agreements, as well as joint venture, corporation and LLC formation. Other essential tasks include preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent applications in all technologies and preparing trademark applications and copyright registrations.

We engage in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution to enforce our clients’ intellectual property rights and defend our clients against the assertion of intellectual property rights of others. We engage major intellectual property firms as needed for support in both complex litigation and claim drafting strategy. CONTINGENT CASES ARE ACCEPTED.

Our broad business experience with emerging companies in all technologies offers our clients a seasoned but reasonably priced intellectual property law firm to solve new challenges in a cost-effective manner.