Barbara Courtney

barbara@martensenip.com
719-358-2254

Barbara CourtneyBarbara Courtney specializes in working with technology clients to identify and protect key innovations and from those innovations, create value. Her practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law including initial development of patent portfolios, expert assistance to patent litigation teams, preparation of opinions of counsel, and portfolio due diligence in support of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and mergers/acquisitions.

A goal of the firm is to provide close, expert support to companies in a cost-effective manner. Each company is different, not just in the kind of product or service it develops, but in its structure, resources and objectives. Barbara strives to bring creative alternative approaches to IP portfolio development and management as a member of the company team.

Laywer & Electrical Engineer

Barbara began her career as an electrical engineer at Xilinx, Inc. providing her with an in-depth understanding of both the development of patentable IP and the unique business requirements of technology companies. Prior to cofounding her first firm in 2002, Barbara practiced at various Silicon Valley law firms, including Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman. She holds a BSEE from San Jose State University and a JD from Santa Clara University. Beyond her affiliation with Martensen IP, Barbara is the founder of Courtney IP Law in Silicon Valley.

 

ISSUED PATENTS

  1. 9,973,579 Method and system for remote management of access to appliances
  2. 9,911,065 System and method for processing image data
  3. 9,807,287 Variable imaging arrangements and methods therefor
  4. 9,703,798 System and method for file sharing and updating
  5. 9,686,812 System and method for wireless device pairing
  6. 9,479,685 Imaging arrangements and methods therefor
  7. 9,213,781 System and method for processing image data
  8. 9,152,623 Natural language processing system and method
  9. 9,135,578 Secure targeted personal buying/selling method and system
  10. 9,106,307 System and method for wireless device pairing
  11. 9,100,557 Variable imaging arrangements and methods therefor
  12. 9,048,923 System and method for wireless device pairing
  13. 9,026,053 System and method for wireless device pairing
  14. 8,953,064 Imaging arrangements and methods therefor
  15. 8,949,360 Request and response aggregation system and method with request relay
  16. 8,866,957 Imaging arrangements and methods therefor
  17. 8,856,256 System and method for file sharing and updating
  18. 8,726,203 System and method for generating virtual test benches
  19. 8,717,489 Variable imaging arrangements and methods therefor
  20. 8,706,810 Real-time collaborative document review and transfer method and system
  21. 8,698,944 Imaging arrangements and methods therefor
  22. 8,648,958 Variable imaging arrangements and methods therefor
  23. 8,634,820 System and methods for enabling WiFi hotspot
  24. 8,621,217 Method and apparatus for trusted branded email
  25. 8,612,325 Automatic authentication and funding method
  26. 8,547,475 Imaging arrangements and methods therefor
  27. 8,484,133 Secure targeted personal buying/selling method and system
  28. 8,395,696 Imaging arrangements and methods therefor
  29. 8,358,367 Imaging arrangements and methods therefor
  30. 8,358,354 Correction of optical abberations
  31. 8,288,200 Semiconductor devices with conductive clips
  32. 8,248,515 Variable imaging arrangements and methods therefor
  33. 8,243,157 Correction of optical aberrations
  34. 8,149,577 Self-cooled thyristor valve
  35. 8,138,923 RFID security system and method, including security stamp
  36. 8,089,330 Saturated reactor of direct current thyristor valve
  37. 8,086,508 Method and apparatus for delegating authority
  38. 7,964,933 Integrated circuit including power diode
  39. 7,960,209 Semiconductor device assembly process
  40. 7,934,109 Low power mode unipolar current/voltage mode interface
Education
  • BSEE, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
  • JD Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Bar Admissions
  • USPTO, State Bar of California
Courts
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist: ‘Starting a Law Firm’, information day, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2013
  • Presenter: ‘Intellectual Property 101 for non-US companies’, BlackBox Accelerator, Atherton, CA, 2013