Red Bridge Law
Intellectual Property and Civil Litigation
Red Bridge Law is focused on protecting intellectual property rights, helping innovative companies grow, and resolving disputes.
- Patent Litigation
- Trade Secrets
- Employee mobility
- Non-Disclosure Agreements
- Trademarks and TTAB
- Prosecution and Litigation
- Commercial Contracts
- Venture Capital
- Business Formation
- Joint Development Agreements
- Technology Transfers
- Real Estate
Technology Law & Transactions
- Technology Licensing
- Patent Royalty Agreements
- Trademark Licensing
- Copyright Licensing
- Joint Development Agreements
- Privacy Compliance
About Christian J. Martinez
UC Berkeley (Master’s in Law & Technology)
UC Davis (B.A.)
Christian J. Martinez specializes in intellectual property and dispute resolution. He has broad experience in matters involving licensing, technology, trade secrets, business torts, and state and federal court litigation.
Christian is recognized for the results he obtained in patent cases in District Courts throughout California, and has first-chaired jury trials and argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Christian was invited to speak at the IP Counsel Cafe forum in Palo Alto, and was published on popular sources such as IPWatchdog.com and Berkeleytravaux.com regarding patent litigation and other intellectual property matters.
Christian earned a Master’s in Law & Technology from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall) and a JD from the University of San Francisco.
Christian is a skilled litigator and has a sharp legal mind.
Christian has a positive, entrepreneurial spirit. He makes things happen and has great creativity.
Christian is inspirational. He managed the legal department of WordtechSystems, Inc., spear headed multiple patent litigation cases simultaneously, while also donating his time and expertise to multiple volunteer organizations.
I was second chair to Christian in a complex patent litigation that went to a jury trial and appeal. Christian handled the trial exceptionally well in a cost conscious manner that would be a boon to any company or firm contemplating this type of litigation.
Christian won a case for me based more on integrity than financial gain. He worked hard and achieved results in a difficult and strenuous case with limited financial reward. In the end he gave me a sense of justice and satisfaction that a wrong was made right and for that I am very grateful.
- U.S. District Courts of California
- United States Supreme Court
- Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
- 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
- District of Columbia Bar
- State Bar of California
Fuhu v. Personal Audio, LLCU.S District Court of the Central District of California (Declaratory Judgment and Patent Validity)
Quintal Research Group, Inc. v. Sony Computer Entertainment of AmericaU.S District Court for the Northern District of California (Patent Infringement)
ProconGPS v. Star Sensor, Inc. et al.U.S District Court for the Northern District of California (Patent Infringement and Unfair Competition)
Wordtech Systems, Inc. v. Integrated Network Solutions Corporation.U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Eastern District of California (Patent Infringement)
Wellington Property Company v. Discovery Investments, Inc.Alameda County Superior Court (Trade Secrets, Corporate Dissolution, Breach of the Fiduciary Duty, and Employee Mobility)
Micromega Systems, Inc. v. Compansol, Inc. et al.U.S District Court, Northern District of California (Copyright infringement, breach of contract, unfair competition)
Animal Naturals, Inc. v. Great Healthworks, Inc.Superior Court of the State of California, Contra Costa County (Trademark infringement)
Sillage, LLC v. Histoires de Parfums et al.Central District of California (Design Patent and Trademark infringement)
Publications & Speaking Engagements
- Review of Trade Secret Trends Post-Alice v. CLS: Employee Mobility, Privacy, and No-Compete Clauses, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2015.
- Resource Manual for Bioprospecting, Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors, Washington D.C. 2013
- European Patent Court Agreed Upon in 2013 and the United States Technology Firms Sound the Troll Alarm, U.C. Berkeley International Law Blog, Berkeley, California, 2013
- A Review of the SHIELD Acts and Recent Proposals to Reform Patent Litigation, IPWatchdog.com, 2013
- Trade Secret Law and Employees: A rising alternative to patent protection, Marin County Bar Association. 2015
- SHIELD Act Part 2 and Other Proposals to Combat Trolls, IPWatchdog.com, 2013
- The Convention on Biological Diversity’s Nagoya Protocol: Halfway to Ratification, U.C. Berkeley International Law Blog, Berkeley California, 2013
- Employee Mobility and Trade Secret Law, Speaker, USF Intellectual Property Law Clinic. 2014
- Huffman’s Patent Reform Bill is of Dubious Benefit for Marin Technology Businesses, The Marin Lawyer, 2015
- Considering Patenting Your Game? Supreme Court Says, No Dice!, Videogamerlaw.com. 2015