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Richard M. Martinez (Rick)


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  • University of Iowa (J.D. with distinction 1991; Editor, Law Review); University of Florida (B.A. in English Literature 1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota; New York; U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits; and U.S. Supreme Court

Rick Martinez's practice focuses on technology and its impact on society. He has extensive domestic and international experience in technology and intellectual property matters and in cybersecurity, data privacy, and information law. Rick has been involved in patent licensing campaigns that have generated eight and nine figure settlements and has represented Fortune 100 corporations, leading educational institutions, technology start-ups, and individuals in privacy and cybersecurity matters, including wire transfer fraud, Wiretap Act claims, privacy torts, and disputes relating to the ownership of data.

Rick is, first and foremost, a technology lawyer with substantial experience in technological fields and computer-implemented inventions, including computer hardware and software, and network and web-based communications, including web browser technology, flash memory, automated systems, and consumer electronic devices. Rick has earned a powerful reputation for negotiating licenses with Japanese and Korean businesses and for his ability to work internationally and cross-culturally. Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, he handled granting and acquisition of licenses with such companies as Toshiba, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, Sharp, and Phillips. He has had first-chair responsibility in high-stakes IP litigation in state and federal courts, representing plaintiffs and defendants, and practices actively in matters before the International Trade Commission.

Rick is involved with his family in community service, including volunteering for civic, charitable, and cultural institutions. He is a member of numerous legal associations, including the American Intellectual Property Law Association, International Association of Privacy Professionals, and National Hispanic Bar Association. He has written, spoken, and conducted webinars on data mining and privacy, cyberstalking, and health care cybersecurity.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 US for cyber law, including data protection and privacy (2017)

    Named a "Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trailblazer" by The National Law Journal (2015)

    Named a "North Star Lawyer" by the Minnesota State Bar Association for pro bono legal services (2014-2016)

    Member, Fellow, American Bar Foundation

    Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals


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