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Trent Martinet


Trent Martinet is partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP and chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Law Group. He advises clients on legal issues related to intellectual property, technology, commercial transactions, and corporate law matters. Mr. Martinet represents individual entrepreneurs, startups, emerging growth, and other private and public companies. He frequently represents clients in a range of industries, such as software, aviation, health care, consumer products, manufacturing, natural resources, energy, hospitality, telecommunications, and higher education, regarding the financing, development, protection, and commercialization of intellectual property assets. Mr. Martinet is a frequent publisher and lecturer on intellectual property, technology, and commercial contracting topics. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Martinet was a software developer. He is a member of the Board of Directors of KidsTek Inc. and currently serves on the Development Committee at the Denver Art Museum and the Technology Affairs Council at the Colorado Technology Association.

Specific Experience

  • Protection and enforcement of all types of intellectual property
  • Management of client trademark/patent portfolios and related domestic and foreign prosecution activities
  • Intellectual property and software licensing
  • Intellectual property development and research agreements
  • Intellectual property and technology dispute resolution
  • Founder dispute resolution
  • Complex commercial contract transactions involving large equipment manufacturers, health care organizations, cable, energy, satellite, and telecommunications companies
  • Information technology and software service agreements
  • Intellectual property and technology focused merger and acquisition matters
  • Technology company M&A transactions
  • Technology and software purchase transactions
  • Software license audit compliance and defense matters
  • General counsel representation of startups and emerging growth companies
  • Cybersecurity and data breach counseling and risk management
  • General corporate matters

Representative clients and transactions are available upon request.

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