1218 3rd Ave., Suite 2100
Seattle, WA 98101
Martin Garthwaite has experience with software, domain names, codecs, media player, speech recognition, server technologies, and wireless. He also enjoys preparing and working with 3-D drawings, managing patent information databases, and is an inventor of a new type of watercraft propulsion system.
Martin was general counsel of two Seattle-area high tech companies — most recently of eNom — before following his “inner techie” into patent law. As a registered patent attorney, Martin has done work for RealNetworks, T-Mobile, Erado Message Control Solutions, American Piledriving Equipment, and the Master Builder’s Association. Of recent note, Martin supported the sale of many of RealNetworks’ patents to Intel in January of 2012.
At eNom, Martin developed and implemented a strategy to manage complex trademark, domain name, search engine and copyright legal issues, the strategy supporting a revenue stream which made possible the sale of eNom to Demand Media. Before eNom and since, Martin has written and negotiated complex software licensing and computer services agreements; he has handled numerous UDRP disputes and complex online fraud investigations; he has managed relations with ICANN, open-source standards bodies, and corporate formalities.
Martin has an in-depth and personal understanding of IP issues and the different ways that startups and large established companies use patents, trademarks, domain names, and copyrights.