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Marty has extensive experience in all facets of intellectual property law, particularly with respect to helping clients protect and defend their intellectual property and resolving intellectual property disputes, including by way of litigation. He has represented clients ranging from multinational corporations to universities and individuals on a wide variety of intellectual property matters. He has practiced in federal courts around the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S.P.T.O.

Marty has considerable experience in patent and trademark prosecution (U.S. and foreign), trademark clearance, patent opinions (particularly, freedom-to-practice and validity), proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, IP due diligence, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, licensing of all forms of intellectual property (including software licensing and trademarks) and competitive intelligence. His practice spans a wide range of technological areas including medical devices, chemistry and pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Porter Wright, Marty was chief operating officer and in-house counsel for a technology company. His past experience includes working as a process engineer at a large oil refinery.


  • University of Toledo College of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude, 1991)
  • Purdue University  (B.S., 1986)
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Honors & Awards

  • Gentleman of Style and Substance Award, The Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Cincinnati Magazine, 2014
  • Ohio Patent Award, The Ohio Academy of Science and the Intellectual Property Law Section of The Ohio State Bar Association, 2010


  • People for DD Services, President, 2013-present
  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, Educational Advisory Board, 2013-present
  • Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services Board, President, 2005-2012