Brian Martinez’s practice focuses on employment and intellectual property law and litigation. He has represented clients in federal, state, and arbitral proceedings in cases of varying subject matter. He has experience with arbitration of contractual disputes, administrative claims in federal court, and claims brought in state court.
With respect to intellectual property disputes, he has experience across a broad range of technological fields including the following: medical devices, life sciences, computer software/hardware, and medical imaging. In addition to successfully arguing Markman and other hearings, he has deposition and trial experience, as well as experience with MDL proceedings, working with joint-defense groups, post-grant practice before the USPTO, including inter partes and CBM review, analyzing patents and prior art, drafting infringement and invalidity contentions, formulating litigation strategy, working with expert and fact witnesses, drafting pre-trial and dispositive motions, and managing case teams, discovery, and overall litigation.
With respect to employment counsel, he advises a range of clients on issues related to contractual agreements, policies and procedures, compensation issues, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, and whistleblower claims.
He also maintains an active pro bono practice. For example, he successfully argued for a grant of asylum for a client before the USCIS and represented Spanish-speaking parents seeking educational services for their child. He also received Congressional recognition for his “tireless advocacy for housing and services on behalf of homeless veterans in Los Angeles.”
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