A distinguished 40-year career.
Experience Highlights + Cases + Negotiations
Throughout her career, Ms. Martone has represented technology leaders in high stakes, complex and global patent litigation and patent licensing matters and handled a broad range of technologies including, electronics, telecommunications, semiconductors, data compression, acceleration and storage, GPS devices, printers, instant cameras, digital cameras, pagers, modems, mobile phones, solar cells and flat panel displays.
In her distinguished 40-year career, Ms. Martone served as lead trial counsel in more than 45 patent cases and has tried twelve cases in to verdict or judgment. In addition, she led the licensing and enforcement campaigns of major patent holders and personally negotiated more than 40 agreements which have yielded over $180 million in licensing fees for clients.
- Ms. Martone played a leading role for Polaroid in its landmark patent trials in 1981 and 1989 against Eastman Kodak which resulted in an injunction and a record setting $900 million damages award.
- Ms. Martone was instrumental in Motorola's victory in the famous trademark and copyright case of the NBA v. Motorola and Stats, where the NBA in 1996 unsuccessfully sought to stop the electronic reporting on pagers of basketball statistics collected from watching public television broadcasts.
- Ms. Martone’s practice has been international in scope. She has regularly represented companies located in Europe and Asia as well as in the United States and had handled global negotiations and litigations.
- Ms. Martone also served as lead trial counsel and/or lead negotiator in major litigations and negotiations about disputes over the commercial terms of patent licenses.
- Most recently, she was lead counsel for Ricoh Co. Ltd. in a $100 million claim for breach of a patent license brought by Eastman Kodak during the Kodak bankruptcy.