Martin Bader

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

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El Camino Real 12275
San Diego 92130 CA US

Martin Bader is a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the firm’s San Diego (Del Mar) office. Mr. Bader is an intellectual property litigator. He has obtained numerous high profile victories for high technology clients at trial and on summary judgment in the District Courts throughout the United States.

He also has significant experience in conducting post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), including as lead counsel in Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) and Ex Parte Reexaminations, and has been named as one of the “Top Attorneys in the PTAB” for his IPR filings.

Mr. Bader has served a range of key roles in high-profile trials, including as one of the lead trial lawyers in the TCL v. Ericsson case where he obtained a major victory on behalf of TCL.  In that case, TCL sought a FRAND license to Ericsson’s 2G/3G/4G SEP portfolio and the Court ultimately set rates between four to twelve times less than Ericsson was demanding.

This case was named a Milestone Case of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property magazine as it was the first case to ever value a large SEP portfolio.  He has also litigated over a dozen other cases relating to Standard Essential Patents (“SEPs”), including a complete defense jury verdict in the Eastern District of Texas.

Mr. Bader is also a registered patent attorney and counsels clients on intellectual property protection strategies, prosecutes patent applications and trademark registrations before the USPTO. He represents clients in Inter Partes Reviews, patent reexamination proceedings, and trademarks oppositions before the USPTO, and conducts IP due diligence for corporate transactions and acquisitions.

He has filed dozens of petitions for Inter Partes Review in connection with concurrent patent infringement actions related to cellular technology, including 3G, 4G technology, location based services, the Android operating system and others.

Mr. Bader also manages the filing and prosecution of patent applications for companies ranging from startups to those that are well-known Fortune 100 companies in a wide variety of technology areas, including biometrics, medical devices, telecommunications, modems, video compression, LCD, analog and digital electronics, communications systems, network systems, GPS, computer software, Internet, radar systems, semiconductor, electro mechanical systems, mechanical systems, signal processing, and software.


  • J.D., University of San Diego, 2002, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, San Diego Law Review
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1999


  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


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