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Nicholas A. Martin

Of Counsel

Nick is a registered patent attorney and is actively involved in virtually all aspects of intellectual property counseling. Nick has spent over 15 years procuring, litigating and licensing patents in the software, hardware, internet and networking spaces, among others. Nick regularly counsels clients on the strategic development, use and management of intellectual property assets.

Nick’s prosecution experience involves drafting and prosecuting patent applications in technological fields such as web applications, networking and wireless technologies, cellular and satellite communications, virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), cloud computing, image processing, mobile devices and software, financial technology (FinTech), search advertising, semiconductors and medical equipment.

Nick is also an experienced litigator, focusing primarily on patent litigation, where he has counseled clients in District Courts across the country. His experience also includes handling matters before the PTAB and drafting infringement, validity and freedom to operate opinions. Nick also regularly advises clients on a variety of matters involving technology transactions, including software licensing and IP due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Nick previously served as a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he examined patent applications based on the subject matter dealing with processor architecture, branch prediction, multi-threaded architecture and processing, computer and social networking, e-mail configuration, and protocol and business methods.

Nick is a member of the American Bar Association and the Institute for Information Law and Policy. He received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University and his J.D. from New York Law School.

Education & Credentials

Education

New York Law School

J.D., 2012

Rutgers University

B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004

Bar Admission

  • Texas
  • New Jersey

Prominent Assignments

  • Member of litigation team representing Defendant in FUJIFILM North America Corporation v. PLR IP Holdings, LLC and PLR Brand Services, 1:17-cv-08796 (NRB), Southern District of New York.
  • Member of litigation team representing Defendant in RAH Color Technologies LLC v. Fujifilm North America Corp., 1:17-cv-02924, Northern District of Illinois.
  • Member of litigation team representing Defendant in Iron Oak Technologies, LLC v. Fujitsu America, Inc., 3:16-CV-03319, Northern District of Texas.
  • Member of litigation team representing Defendant in Texas Patent Imaging LLC v. FUJIFILM Holdings America Corp., 2:16-cv-00356-JRG-RSP, Eastern District of Texas.
  • Member of litigation team representing Defendant in Verify SmartCorp. v. Yahoo! Inc., 2:15-cv-07965, District of New Jersey.
  • Member of litigation team representing Defendant in eDigital v. FujiFilm Corporation, et al., 3:13-cv-00112, Southern District of California.
  • Member of litigation team representing Defendant in LED Tech Development, LLC v. Fujitsu America, Inc.: Fujitsu Ltd., 1:12-cv-01443, District of Delaware.
  • Member of litigation team representing Defendant in GeoTag, Inc. v. Canon Inc., and Canon U.S.A., Inc., 2:12-cv-00043, Eastern District of Texas.
  • Member of litigation team representing Defendant in Walker Digital LLC v. FUJIFILM North America Corporation, 1:11-cv-00326, District of Delaware.

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • Institute for Information Law and Policy, Member

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Prior Experience

  • Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, July 2004–August 2005

Publications/Presentations

  • Author, Of Dead Patents, Zombies, and Alice, New Jersey Law Journal, September 2020
  • Author, "Congressional Research Service Reports on AIA's Impact on Innovation and Proposed Reform,” New Jersey Law Journal, September 2017
  • Author, “'Alice' in 2017: Does the PTO's Latest Guidance Clear the Minefield?”, New Jersey Law Journal, March 2017
  • Author, “Patent Eligibility After 'Alice', New Jersey Law Journal, June 2016
  • Author, “Drafting Software Patents After Recent Federal Circuit Decisions,” New Jersey Law Journal, November 2015
  • Lecturer, “CLE: Practical Guidance for Prosecuting Software Applications post-Alice,” March 2015
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