Trent Martinet

Trent Martinet

Partner

P: 303.892.7343

F: 303.893.1379

Location

Denver

Assistant

Gayle Wolfe

P: 303.892.7589

Admitted In

  • Colorado

Trent Martinet is a partner in the Finance & Acquisitions Department of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP and co-chair of the firm’s Technology Law Group. He advises clients on legal issues related to intellectual property, technology, commercial transaction, and corporate law matters. Mr. Martinet represents individual entrepreneurs, start-ups, emerging growth, and other private and public companies. He often represents clients in various industries such as software, aviation, healthcare, consumer products, manufacturing, natural resources, energy, hospitality, telecommunications, and higher education regarding the financing, development, protection, and commercialization of intellectual property assets. Mr. Martinet is a frequent publisher and lecturer on intellectual property, technology and commercial contracting topics.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Martinet was a software developer. He is a member of the board of directors of KidsTek.

Education

Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002
Creighton University, M.S., summa cum laude, 2002
Colorado State University, B.S., 1998

Specific Experience 

  • Protection and enforcement of all types of intellectual property 
  • Management of client trademark/patent portfolios and related domestic and foreign prosecution activities
  • Intellectual property and software licensing
  • Intellectual property development and research agreements
  • Complex commercial contract transactions involving large equipment manufacturers, healthcare organizations, cable, energy, satellite and telecommunications companies 
  • Information technology  and software service agreements
  • Intellectual property and technology focused merger & acquisition matters 
  • Technology and software purchase transactions 
  • Software license audit compliance and defense matters
  • General counsel representation of start-ups and emerging growth companies
  • General corporate matters
Representative clients and transactions are available upon request.
May 2014

Emerging Trends in M&A Practice

12th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute

March 2014

Energy Industry Faces Increased Exposure to Claims by Patent Trolls

A patent-assertion entity (PAE) or non-practicing entity (NPE) is an entity that enforces patent rights against others, but does not itself use the patents for any productive purpose. A perennial adversary of high-tech companies and startups, recent studies looking at the rise in patent litigation reveal that these "patent trolls" are turning their sights increasingly on less traditional technology innovators – including those in the energy industry.

September 2013

USPTO Launches IP Awareness Assessment Tool

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology/Manufacturing Extension Partnership, has rolled out a so-called "IP Awareness Assessment," which is a free, web-based tool designed to help users identify and provide information regarding the users’ intellectual property rights.

Former Puebloan applies technical expertise to law

The Pueblo Chieftain

Former Puebloan Trent Martinet's expertise in intellectual property and information technology has helped him attain the level of partner in the prestigious Denver law firm of Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP.

April 2013

Trademark Clearinghouse Goes Live

In anticipation of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) allowing private ownership of a significantly broadened scope of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs), ICANN, on March 26, 2013, launched the Trademark Clearinghouse, which gives holders of verified trademark rights an opportunity to register their marks with the Trademark Clearinghouse before new gTLDs are allowed. Among others, nationally and regionally registered marks from any jurisdiction are eligible for registration with the Trademark Clearinghouse.

December 2012

DGS Elects Two New Partners

DGS has elected Trent Martinet and Elizabeth Karpinski Vonne as partners effective January 1, 2013. 

"Both Trent and Elizabeth are very committed and talented lawyers," said Ron Levine, the chair of the firm’s Finance & Acquisitions Department. "Trent is a key player in our growing Technology Group and Elizabeth adds considerable strength to our public company and capital markets practices."

October 2011

Only Fourteen Days Remaining to Protect Your Registered Trademark from Becoming Associated with the New .XXX Domain

Registered trademark owners are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the one-time "opt out" application opportunity, lasting until October 28, 2011, to avoid having their trademarks associated with the adult entertainment industry.

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September 2009

Martinet Appointed to Advisory Council

Trent Martinet

DGS Corporate attorney Trent Martinet has been appointed to the Advisory Council of The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center.  The Center provides an in-residence rehabilitation program to those who have come with issues of substance misuse, legal problems, relational conflicts, homelessness, unemployment and most importantly, a need for spiritual awakening and restoration. 

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February 2009

Policing Trademarks and Service Marks – Part 1

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December 2008

Intellectual Property Audits

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October 2008

Memorializing Inventor Knowledge

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July 2008

Developing IP with Third Parties

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February 2008

Who Can Claim IP?

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October 2007

™,SM,®: Trademarks/Service Marks

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September 2007

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January 2006

Top 10 Employer Mistakes

Nebraska Employment Law Letter