Martin utilizes his computer science background to support inventors, engineers, and researchers to protect intellectual property rights. Before becoming a lawyer, Martin worked in the areas of vehicle software engineering, cryptographic radio communications, and chemical development. Martin was a Summer Associate at Marshall Gerstein, contributing in both patent prosecution and IP litigation. This work supported a variety of technologies, including machine learning, autonomous driving, and network communications.

In his spare time, Martin enjoys staying active, creating hobby software projects, and playing cribbage.

Representative Experience

Martin has drafted invention disclosures, conducted patentability searches, and completed patent legal research for clients in the following industries:

  • Autonomous and connected vehicles
  • Signal processing and operating systems
  • Machine learning and neural networks
  • Mobile devices
  • Network communications

Background and Credentials

Before earning his Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School, Martin worked as a software engineer, supporting development of driver-assisting and autonomous vehicles. While pursuing his undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering, Martin performed in student-employment roles: as a software developer for cryptographic radios; as a software developer for vehicle simulations; and as a laboratory technician developing siloxane resins. Martin also completed a minor in political science and served as a legislative assistant for the Michigan House of Representatives. His industry experience as a software engineer and his other technical experience enables Martin to efficiently understand his clients’ technologies and systems to better secure intellectual property protection.


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D.)
  • University of Michigan (B.S.E.)
    • Computer Science & Engineering

Community and Professional Involvement

During law school, Martin was a member of the Privacy & Technology Law Association. While completing his undergraduate degree, Martin founded and served as president of Companions Through the Ages, an organization that fosters community among students and senior home residents. The organization benefits both students and senior home residents through friendship, fellowship, and increased awareness.

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