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.
The new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) promises to have broad impact on global data-processing activities, including those in LatAm. This session will provide a practical and operational perspective on how to approach the GDPR, along with recent guidance and ways to address challenges.