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We successfully blend business expertise, law and technology to provide comprehensive legal solutions to founders, business executives and investors facing complicated intellectual property issues around the globe. Our legal guidance adds value, making it possible for a business to leverage intellectual property assets while protecting and capitalizing on its competitive status.

Navigating Data Rights 

All technology licensing is divided up between two mutually exclusive categories of deliverables: technical data (TD), and computer software (CS). The policies and procedures governing acquisition of technical data are based on statutes; analogous policies and procedures are generally extended to computer software by policy.

Changing the Rules – Understanding Government Impacts on IP Rights 

The erroneous, yet prevalent, information regarding government contracts and Intellectual Property is often due to confusing hearsay and speculation. Consequently, navigating the waters of your IP rights can be challenging. This presentation seeks to debunk the myths and assumptions in order to clarify patentability, trade secrets, IP protection, sovereign immunity, noncompliance, infringement and more.

APTAC IP Presentation 

Intellectual Property rights are fundamental components of a company’s competitive advantage. Add the complexity of working with the Government and understanding and developing an effective IP strategy becomes even more important. This presentation explores the interaction between Intellectual Property rights as applied to companies engaged in commerce with the United States Government.

The Government Is My Customer, So Why Should I Care About IP?  

Recognizing commercial applications for otherwise government specific technology often takes years.  Yet the rules governing IP protection offer no consideration for delayed realization of commercial applicability.  Innovation without protection is philanthropy.

Protecting Intellectual Property under U.S. Government Contracts 

Protecting Intellectual Property requires careful planning and a firm grasp of statutory provisions governing patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights.  Add a contract with the Federal Government and a complex challenge becomes even more intricate.

Simple Steps To Keep Colorado Trade Secrets Safe 

In a time of increasingly frequent employee turnover, global competition and digital information, it is easier than ever for businesses’ proprietary information to be exposed. Colorado business owners should understand the kind of information that they can protect as trade secrets and how they can keep that information safe.

Meet Legal Requirements, Consider Returns When Considering A Patent 

Protecting your proprietary interest in an innovative process or product is a keystone of modern business success. Filing for patent protection can help businesses, particularly new startups, from losing ground to competitors who are exploring similar concepts.

Benefits Of Doing A Trademark Search Before Starting Your Business

Before beginning your business venture, it’s often advised that you run a trademark search using the Trademark Electronic Search System. This system contains records of both active and inactive trademarks as well as current applications for registration. The purpose of the search is to find out the “likelihood of confusion” between your company or product and that of another business entity.

Our Resources:

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office Bar
  • PatSnap
  • WestLaw
  • Lexis Nexis
  • Dockettrak
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Client Case Studies
  • Black Founder: The Hidden Power of Being an Outsider

    Stacy Spikes, a long-time client of Attorney Barbara Courtney and Martensen IP, has documented his experience “at the intersection of power, technology, and race” in an engaging and insightful book.

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    Martensen IP identified Blue Line’s protectable assets and crafted a strategy for commercial and government marketplaces.

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    Martensen IP worked with an innovator in the crowded unmanned aircraft systems field to find the novel element that is the cornerstone of its IP protection.

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    Thoughtful patent protection helped CashEdge protect its groundbreaking software and be acquired by a major public company.

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    Martensen IP helped 5D Robotics develop a patent portfolio that enhanced its value in the eyes of potential acquirers.

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    Martensen used a unique strategy and examiner insight to help REALM™ secure its IP quickly.