Rick Martin, Patent Attorney: Mr. Martin founded the firm in 1992. Mr. Martin has written hundreds of mechanical, electrical, and software patents over more than 30 years. Fields of use have included magnetic field sensing, lasers, engraving, lightning protection, surge elimination, automated parking systems, communications controllers, drilling systems, accounting packages, optics, sporting equipment, vehicle control systems, machine tools, medical devices, air purifiers, acoustic transducers, child alarm systems, amusement rides, hand cleaning apparatus, rotary air compressor, and security systems. Mr. Martin has extensive experience in all phases of intellectual property law including licensing, litigation and trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.


Mr. Martin, a former IBM new account computer salesman from New York City, became a computer entrepreneur in 1974 and has worked with various high tech minicomputer consulting firms. He entered law school at age 38 and specializes in counseling start-up companies. He has been a National Innovation Workshop guest speaker since 1994 on such topics as “Estimating the Value of Your Invention,” “Financing” and “Beware of Invention Marketing Scams.” Mr. Martin is the founder of a three-person, full-service patent law firm in Longmont, CO. 

Mr. Martin was born in Brooklyn, New York, August 18, 1944; admitted to bar, 1986, Florida; 1991, Colorado; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1986.

Former Professional Service Positions:Advisor to the University of Colorado at Denver, College of Business, Bard Center for Entrepreneurial Development.

Education:Nova University Center for the Study of Law, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1986J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

Broward Community College, Davie, Florida, 1980Certificate, Major: Police Officer Compliance

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Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1966Bachelor of Science, Major: Physics 

Position:Founder of IP Law Firm

Litigation:Mr. Martin practices in the area of IP litigation support and strategy and he has litigated against Lowes, Walmart, 3M, Panasonic and others.

Admitted:Colorado, 1991Florida, 1986U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1986

Representative Clients:Colorado UniversityUnited States Department of Commerce (NIST)Front Door SoftwareRocky Mountain InstrumentsAir Comm Corp.Next Generation Energy

Classes/Seminars Taught: National Speaker, National Innovation Workshop, United States Department of Commerce

Honors:Currently Denver Chapter Navy League Vice President of Legislative AffairsHonorary Member, National Academy of Sciences, Tort Reform, Washington, District of Columbia, 1986Law Intern, U.S. District Judge Norman Roettger, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 1984Reserve Police Officer, City of Ft. Lauderdale and Broward County Sheriff’s Department, 1980-1985Director, Gold Coast Venture Capital Club, Boca Raton, Florida 1985-1987; Member, Rockies Venture ClubOfficer and Director of Rocky Mountain Inventor’s Congress, 1996