Trent Martinet

Trent Martinet

Partner
Denver

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

Experience

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
  • Cybersecurity and data breach counselling and risk management
  • General corporate matters

Representative clients and transactions are available upon request.

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