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Education

  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2003
  • B.S., Michigan Technological University, Electrical Engineering, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts

Leigh J. Martinson

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    F: 617.607.9222

Leigh Martinson centers his practice on litigating complex patent disputes with an emphasis on the electrical and software arts, including analog and digital circuitries, computer hardware, software, optics, medical devices, radio-frequency identification (RFID) technologies, packet and circuit telecommunications, wireless communications, business methods and internet technologies.

Leveraging his electrical engineering background, Leigh works closely with technical specialists, engineers and scientists during trial to formulate the offensive and defensive positions for a case. He also regularly presents technical tutorials to the court, argues Markman position and conducts in-depth direct and cross-examinations of fact and expert witnesses. Building on his courtroom experience, Leigh counsels clients on appellate issues at the U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

In addition, Leigh continues to advise clients on patent portfolio development and management. He has counseled start-ups, as well as Fortune 500 companies, in all aspects of portfolio procurement and management.

Awards & Accolades

  • Chambers USA, 2016
  • IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2012 to 2017
  • Managing IP, IP Stars, 2013 to 2017

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Representative Matters

Represented BlackBerry in a patent infringement litigation involving instant messaging technology (Zipit Wireles, Inc. v. BlackBerry, (D. S.C.))
Represented BlackBerry in a patent infringement case involving three patents covering 3G wireless communications technology (Innovative Sonic, Ltd. v. BlackBerry (a/k/a Research In Motion, Ltd). et al., (N.D. Tex.))
Represented Fairchild in a patent infringement case involving semiconductor chips used in power conversion. (Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, et al. v. Power Integrations, Inc. (D. Del.), (N.D. Cal))
Represented Citrix in a patent infringement case involving Citrix’ Go-to-Meeting and Go-to-Webinar products (Pixion, Inc. v. Citrix Systems, Inc. (N.D. Cal.))
Represented Brightcove in a patent infringement case involving advertising within video content delivered over a network (Cinsay v. Brightcove, Inc. (N.D. Tex.))

Speaking

05/03/18