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Miriam Martinez

is a registered patent attorney and principal at Drawbridge IP LLC where she counsels clients regarding patent valuation, portfolio management, and monetization. Prior to joining Drawbridge IP, Miriam developed, implemented and oversaw global patent and trademark license and enforcement programs across a range of technologies for Wi-LAN Inc. Before that, she litigated patents at the law firms of Kenyon & Kenyon LLP and Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP. She was also a career law clerk for United States District Court Judge David G. Trager of the Eastern District of New York.

Recent Articles by Miriam Martinez

Patent Litigators Can Bring Patent Valuations Down to Earth

A patent litigator knows the ultimate truth about patents: their real value is only revealed in the gauntlet of litigation. In a bygone era, patents were reputed to have a statutory presumption of validity, the power to exclude by way of injunction, and the capacity to yield treble damages if an accused infringer were so wanton as to disregard a notice letter and fail to obtain an opinion of counsel. It was often unnecessary for a patent holder to flex its muscle by bringing suit to enforce its intellectual property rights. Instead, the arms-length Georgia-Pacific theoretical license negotiation might well have occurred even before the commencement of any infringement. Those days are over.