Tommy Martin is an intellectual property lawyer who focuses his practice on patent and trade secret issues. Mr. Martin is a registered patent attorney and devotes a substantial portion of his practice to patent litigation. His litigation experience includes all phases of pre-trial, trial, post-trial and appeal in various federal district courts around the country, as well as before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Martin also has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting both U.S. and foreign patent applications. He has personally drafted and filed over one hundred patent applications across diverse technologies, including alternative energy, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, life sciences, and complex machinery.
In addition, Mr. Martin helps clients navigate a myriad of legal issues that arise in the context of intellectual property rights. This includes assisting clients to develop and manage patent portfolios and assessing the potential risks associated with operating in certain technological spaces.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Martin worked as a Mechanical Engineer for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. He served as a lead engineer on aircraft carrier overhaul projects with a particular focus on steam and hydraulic power in aircraft launch and recovery systems.