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.
- Zix Corporation v. Echoworx Corporation - Represented plaintiff in patent infringement litigation in the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas concerning data encryption technology
- Certain Flash Memory Devices and Components Thereof - Represented respondent in multi-patent 337 investigation before the ITC concerning power consumption and data addressing in flash memory devices
- Ultratec, Inc. et al. v. Sorenson Communications, Inc. et al. - Represented defendants in multi-patent infringement litigation in the Western District of Wisconsin, and as a petitioner in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial an Appeals Board, concerning captioned telephone technology
- Certain Electronic Products, Including Products With Near Field Communication (“NFC”) System Level Functionality and/or Battery Power-Up Functionality, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same - Represented respondent in multi-patent 337 investigation before the ITC concerning NFC technology and battery technology
- Certain Crawler Cranes and Components Thereof - Represented complainant in multi-patent and trade secret 337 investigation before the ITC concerning variable position counterweight technology
- Protegrity Corp. v. Safenet, Inc. - Represented defendant in patent infringement litigation in the District of Connecticut concerning data encryption technology
- LG Electronics v. ASKO Appliances, Inc. et al. - Represented defendants in multi-patent infringement litigation in the District of Delaware concerning washing machine direct-drive technology
- Certain Dynamic Random Access Memory and NAND Flash Memory Devices and Products Containing Same - Represented respondent in multi-patent 337 investigation before the ITC concerning DRAM memory technology
- Certain LED Photographic Lighting Devices and Components Thereof - Represented four of the named respondents in multi-patent 337 investigation before the ITC concerning LED lighting technology
- Greenkeepers of Delaware, LLC/Greenkeepers, Inc. v. Taylor Made Golf Co., Inc. et al. - Represented plaintiff in patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania concerning outwardly angled golf cleats
- Nexans Inc. v. General Cable Corp. - Represented defendant and counter claimant in patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania concerning defendant's patents directed to paired electrical cables
Awards & Community
Recognized as a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer-Rising Star, 2014-2017
Publications, Speeches & Presentations
The International Trade Commission ― A More Desirable Venue For Patent Infringement Actions In The Wake Of The America Invents ActFirm Thought Leadership
Intellectual Property Report
48 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 303