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Martin Ellison

Martin Ellison


Martin Ellison litigates and counsels clients in intellectual property and complex commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation in federal court, ITC investigations, and Inter Partes Review proceedings.  His experience spans all phases of litigation, from pre-suit dispute resolution through trial.  Martin’s technical experience also covers a broad spectrum involving chemical formulations, medical devices, automobile parts, telecommunications, LTE standards-essential technologies, semiconductor fabrication facilities and gas turbine power plants, among others.

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  • Display Technologies, LLC v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc. – Represented Mazda in a patent infringement suit regarding wireless technologies where we quickly resolved the matter within three months
  • Colibri Heart Valve LLC v. Medtronic CoreValve LLC et al. – Representing Medtronic in a patent infringement matter regarding transcather aortic heart valves. The matter is ongoing. 
  • 2BCOM, LLC v. Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) AG et al. – Represented BMW in a patent infringement matter regarding wireless communications that settled favorably before claim construction
  • Represented a multinational technology company in a patent litigation matter in the Central District of California involving wireless messaging technology
  • Represented a multinational technology company in a patent litigation matter in the District of Delaware.  The case involved multiple LTE standards-essential patents and resolved favorably after trial
  • TAS Energy, Inc. v. Stellar Energy Americas, Inc. et al. and TAS Energy, Inc. v. San Diego Gas & Electric Co. – Represented TAS Energy in patent litigation and IPR proceedings.  The technology involved gas turbine air inlet cooling using chilled water
  • CANVS Corp. v. FLIR Systems, Inc. – Represented FLIR Systems in patent litigation in the Middle District of Florida and in IPR proceedings involving thermal imaging (“night vision”) technology
  • LEO Pharma A/S et al. v. Actavis Laboratories UT, Inc. et al. – Represented Actavis Laboratories UT, Inc. in a patent infringement lawsuit in Delaware District Court.  The matter involved multiple patents for anti-cancer therapeutic compounds
  • BIA Investors LLC, et al. v. 3PL4PL, LLC – Represented 3PL4PL, LLC in breach of contract litigation in Orange County Superior Court
  • TCL Corp. et al. v. Ericsson Inc. – Represented Ericsson Inc. in an IPR proceeding involving telecommunications technology
  • V&A Enterprises v. Glovis America, Inc. et al. – Represented Glovis America in a breach of contract case in Orange County Superior Court
  • Estep v. HDYR, LLC et al. – Represented HDYR, LLC in a breach of contract dispute between a franchisor and a franchisee, filed in the Eastern District of California
  • Estancia Coastal, LLC v. KB Home Coastal, Inc. et al. – Represented KB Home in a breach of contract litigation in San Diego County Superior Court
  • Magnum Oil Tools Int’l LLC v. McClinton Energy Group, LLC et al. – Represented McClinton Energy in a patent infringement case in the Southern District of Texas.  The matter involved well-bore drilling technology
  • Mixed Chicks, LLC v. Sally Beauty Supply, LLC – Represented Mixed Chicks in a trademark infringement case in the Central District of California
  • Eric B. Fromer Chiropractic, Inc. v. Molina Healthcare of California et al. – Represented Molina Healthcare in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) matter in the Central District of California
  • Daifuku Co., Ltd. et al. v. Murata Machinery, Ltd. – Represented Murata Machinery in multiple IPRs involving semiconductor manufacturing technology
  • Nerium Skincare Inc. et al. v. Nerium Int’l, LLC et al. – Represented Nerium Skincare in a trademark and breach of contract case in the Northern District of Texas
  • Sweet People Apparel, Inc. et al. v. Phoenix Fibers, Inc. – Represented Phoenix Fibers in a trademark infringement and breach of contract dispute in the Central District of California
  • Polymer Technology Systems, Inc. v. Jant Pharmacal Corp. et al. – Represented Polymer Technology Systems in litigation in the Central District of California, in IPR proceedings, and in an ITC investigation, all of which proceeded simultaneously.  The technology at issue involved blood testing and analysis technology
  • In re TransData Smart Meters Patent Litigation – Represented TransData in multi-district patent litigation in the Western District of Oklahoma
  • In re Southern California Gas Leak Litigation – Represented Toll Brothers Inc. in Los Angeles Superior Court, in a complex civil litigation against Southern California Gas Co. and Sempra Energy regarding the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak
  • Represented a top 10 global pharmaceutical in a patent enforcement matter in the District of Delaware.  The technology in dispute involved a chemical drug formulation and the injector-pen devices for administering it
Military Experience

Martin served in the United States Army as an intelligence officer between 2005 and 2010, deploying to Iraq twice during that time.  Martin remains committed to assisting fellow veterans through pro bono work.

  • J.D., Stanford Law School
  • B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, United States Military Academy