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 was a National Innovation Workshop guest speaker from 1994-1999 on such topics as “Estimating the Value of Your Invention,” “Financing” and “Beware of Invention Marketing Scams.” Mr. Martin is the founder of a 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, 1986 - J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Broward Community College, Davie, Florida, 1980 Certificate, Major: Police Officer Compliance
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1966 - Bachelor 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, Apple, 3M, Panasonic, and others.
Admitted: Colorado, 1991; Florida, 1986; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1986
Representative Clients: Colorado University, United States Department of Commerce, (NIST), Front Door Software, Rocky Mountain Instruments, Air Comm Corp., Next Generation Energy, Wyers Products, INC., Lightning Eliminators, and Consultants, INC.
Classes/Seminars Taught: National Speaker, National Innovation Workshop, United States Department of Commerce
Honors: Currently Denver Chapter Navy League Board Member, Honorary Member, National Academy of Sciences, Tort Reform, Washington, District of Columbia, 1986, Law Intern, U.S. District Judge Norman Roettger, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 1984, Reserve Police Officer, City of Ft. Lauderdale and Broward County Sheriff’s Department, 1980-1985, Director, Gold Coast Venture Capital Club, Boca Raton, Florida 1985-1987, Member, Rockies Venture Club, Officer and Director of Rocky Mountain Inventor’s Congress, 1996
Memberships: Rick is a Board Member of Denver Navy League, they support fifty Sea Cadets.