Richard W. Martin, Ph.D.


Richard W. Martin, Ph.D., is a registered patent attorney focusing on prosecution and counseling in the life sciences sector. Rich concentrates his practice on biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent matters with an emphasis on intellectual property portfolio management, patent preparation and prosecution, pre-litigation counseling, and opinions and strategic advice relating to complex patentability, patent validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate issues. Rich also has experience representing universities, emerging biotechnology companies, and large pharmaceutical concerns in disputes before the US Patent and Trademark Office, US District Courts, and in arbitration proceedings. His practice encompasses diverse technical subject matter, including biologic and small molecule pharmaceuticals, stem cells, transgenic animal and plant technology, genomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, and diagnostic methods.