Martha Jahn Snyder, Partner

Biography

Martha Jahn Snyder is an intellectual property litigator practicing in the firm's Intellectual Property Group. Her recent experience includes:

  • Representation of telecommunications company in patent litigation against its primary competitor. Obtained judgment of infringement and validity of all asserted claims (across 8 patents), as well as invalidity of all 29 patent claims of competitor’s patent, and dismissal of all other counterclaims. After a two-week trial in federal court, the jury awarded client $44.1 million in past damages.
  • Representation of telecommunications company in patent litigation against its primary competitors. Obtained judgment of infringement and validity of all asserted patent claims. After an eight-day trial in federal court, the jury awarded client its full requested award of $5.44 million in past damages.
  • Representation of plow and truck manufacturer in patent litigation.  Obtained summary judgment of infringement and validity on all patent claims.
  • Representation of stem cell company in a patent dispute regarding the client’s core technology.  After a five-day arbitration hearing, obtained a judgment that none of the client’s processes practiced any of the asserted claims.
  • Representation of healthcare software company in patent disputes in the Northern District of Texas.  In multiple cases, obtained case dismissals as a result of Motions to Dismiss for lack of patentable subject matter under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
  • Representation of pharmaceutical company in arbitrated patent dispute over client's most important drug discovery. Obtained judgment of no liability and invalidated all asserted patent claims.
  • Representation of food manufacturer and research institution in a successful patent enforcement program involving 13 defendants in six patent infringement cases.
  • Representation of companies in patent license disputes in front of the American Arbitration Association.
  • Representation of wireless networking company in patent litigation, involving patents allegedly essential to the IEEE 802.11 standard. Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement on all claims.
  • Representation of defendants sued by non-practicing entities (patent trolls) in patent infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas.
  • Representation of practicing entities and research institutions in monetizing patent portfolios.
  • Representation of companies in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Enforcement of clients' rights in trademarks and trade names.
  • Representation of companies seeking to protect trade secrets from disclosure under Wisconsin, Ohio, Washington, and Texas public records laws.
  • Representation of manufacturer of guitars against false marking claims.
  • Representation of manufacturer of children's products in a patent infringement litigation involving injection-molded plastic products. Obtained summary judgment of non-infringement.
  • Representation of Complainant in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) proceeding before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Succeeded in having disputed domain name transferred to client.
  • Representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in trade secret cases.

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude)
    • Syracuse Law Review (Form & Accuracy Editor)
    • Justinian Honorary Law Society
  • Cornell University (B.S.)
    • Major: Operations Research & Industrial Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Tri 4 Schools (Board Member)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Wisconsin Intellectual Property Law Association (Member)
  • Dane County Bar Association (Member)
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association (Member)
  • Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar (Member)
  • Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association (Member)
  • Wisconsin Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Quarles & Brady Diversity Committee (Member)

Professional Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers® -Rising Stars 2011–2014 Editions (Intellectual Property Litigation)