Consistently ranked as a top lawyer
nationally in her field.


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About Patricia

Prior to founding her current firm in 2014, Ms. Martone was a partner for thirty years in prestigious law firms with market leading IP practices. 

From 1983-2004, Ms. Martone was a partner at the firm of Fish & Neave, LLP where she enjoyed an active litigation practice in patent and other IP litigation. She also developed a licensing practice and the firm’s first Japanese practice. Ms. Martone joined the firm as an associate in 1977 from Kelley Drye & Warren.

In 2005, Fish & Neave combined with the law firm of Ropes & Gray, LLP Ms. Martone was a Ropes & Gray partner from 2005 to October of 2010. While she was at Ropes, Ms. Martone was a member of the IP Litigation Group and the co-head of the International Group. In addition, she led the opening and served as the U.S. Head of the firm’s first international office in Tokyo and participated in initial strategy for firm offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul and London. 

In October of 2010, Ms. Martone left Ropes and joined Morrison & Foerster, LLP as a partner, where she expanded the East Coast patent litigation practice.  Ms. Martone retired from Morrison & Foerster, LLP in December of 2013.


“[S] ources appreciate her excellent understanding of technology and also praise her determination, intelligence and aggressiveness in Court.”

Chambers Global Rankings 2013 (Intellectual Property Regional Expert-Japan)



New York University School of Law (J.D. 1973)
Managing Editor, Review of Law and Social Change
Founders Day Award (given to the top 10% of graduating class)

The Johns Hopkins University (M.A. Chemistry 1969)
National Science Foundation Traineeship

Washington Square College, New York University (B.A. Chemistry 1968), University Scholars Program



State of New York (1974)
Supreme Court of the United States (1984)
U.S. Courts of Appeals: 1st Circuit (1981), 2nd Circuit (1975), Federal Circuit (1984)
U.S. District Court: Northern District of California (1995), District of Colorado (2003), Eastern District of Michigan (1985), Eastern District of New York (1975), Southern District of New York (1975), Eastern District of Texas (2011)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1983)


Admitted to the National Panel of Arbitrators,              American Arbitration Association (2017)