first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Since Rick was a kid he enjoyed taking things apart to find out how they work. While this “skill” might have been annoying to his mom when it came time to vacuum, it’s a great asset to inventors who need someone to figuratively tear their idea apart and put it into words that the patent office understands – something he also knows a lot about, since he previously worked as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. For over 25 years, Rick has been helping entrepreneurs and businesses protect their ideas, inventions, and identities through patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and related contracts, licenses and agreements.Occasionally when he takes something apart and put it back together, there are parts left over – something he likes to refer to as “improvements.” While some may consider this claim dubious – particularly when the “improvement” he made to his bicycle after a cycling trip to France resulted in his being launched over the handlebars on his first ride back in the States – he’s constantly improving the intellectual property portfolios of his clients, bringing value to their ideas, inventions and identities. He regularly advises and assists clients in identifying and protecting inventions with patents as well as navigating the minefield of competitor patents that may affect their ability to commercialize their ideas. Rick has obtained hundreds of patents for inventors in a variety of fields, including timing systems, mine safety devices, broadband antennas, RFID, electronics, ranging, oil & gas, semiconductors, and other mechanical and electro-mechanical devices. He has also worked with clients to acquire, protect and enforce their rights to valuable trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University – Boiler Up!, and a J.D. from Catholic University Columbus School of Law School in Washington, D.C. After working for large law firms in Texas, his fierce independence got the best of him and he decided to return to his Midwestern roots where he founded Martin IP Law Group.EDITORS FOOTNOTES:  Martin IP Law Group is not a typical law firm.  Their practice focuses on Intellectual Property – Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets. They will help you build value in your business by protecting your ideas, inventions, and identity, including:Identifying and assessing the value of intellectual property;Preparing and prosecuting the US and International patent and trademark applications.Preparing freedom-to-operate opinions, validity/invalidity opinions and infringement/ non-infringement opinions.Conducting due diligence of third-party IP portfolios for acquisition, litigation and/or design-around.Conducting negotiations and drafting agreements relating to assignment, licensing, and other transactions affecting the intellectual property. If you have any questions concerning Patents | Trademarks | Copyrights please contact Mr. Martin at 318 Main Street | Suite 503 | Evansville, IN 47708 ( 812.492.4478  | [email protected]  or |www.IPSolutionsLaw.comlast_img

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