Matt E. Martin is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he counsels clients on IP issues with a focus on strategic patent procurement and intellectual property portfolio management, particularly in the manufacturing and consumer products industries.
He has experience in a range of technical areas, especially as relates to consumer goods and fabrication. In particular, Mr. Martin has handled intellectual property matters relating to mechanical and electro-mechanical plumbing fixtures, house wares, medical devices, food products, financial products, optics and lighting, coating compositions, micro fabrication, radiation detection, computer memory, and semiconductors.
Mr. Martin is the vice chair of the firm’s Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practice, as well as a member of the firm’s IP Litigation Practice and Energy Industry Team.
Mr. Martin counsels clients on strategic patent procurement, both domestic and foreign, with a focus on matching a patent strategy to the client’s business goals. His experience in patent procurement includes:
- Utility patents
- Design patents
- Patentability analysis
- Post-Grant Proceedings, including reexamination and reissue
- Foreign patent applications, including PCT, Utility, Design, and Utility Model
Mr. Martin received his J.D., magna cum laude, from The John Marshall Law School, where he attended as a Distinguished Scholar, was a member of Law Review, and was editor-in-chief of the Review of Intellectual Property Law. He earned a B.S. from Purdue University.
Previously, Mr. Martin worked as a law clerk at an international automotive company. In addition, Mr. Martin served as a judicial extern to Hon. Robert Gettleman of the Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Martin is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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