Martin Quinn

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Intellectual Property
Martin Quinn has successfully mediated and acted as special master in numerous intellectual property cases, involving patent, trademark and copyright issues, and trade secrets. He is familiar with the law in these specialized areas, and is at ease with high-technology subject matters.

Representative Matters

  • Copyright: Special discovery master in a federal action involving downloading of copyrighted recorded music; Settled copyright infringement dispute involving photographer of rock bands
  • Patents: Discovery master in a federal MDL action in Los Angeles involving a group of about 100 lawsuits alleging infringement of patents for interactive telephone technology; Settled international patent infringement case involving chemicals used in battery products; Settled a dispute involving conflicting claims of patents on telecommunications software
  • Trade Secrets: Settled many disputes alleging theft of trade secrets by departing employees, including those involving an internet marketing company, a medical device manufacturer, a specialty lumber retailer, and a dental insurance plan; Discovery referee in case involving alleged theft of trade secrets by departing employees from a manufacturer of telecommunications software; Settled dispute between food processors involving trade secrets for chemicals that extend shelf life
  • Trademarks: Settled trade name and trade dress dispute involving bottled mineral water; Special discovery master in a patent infringement and trademark action between U.S. and Taiwan-based manufacturers of computer games; Settled trademark disputes involving competitor manufacturers of hot tubs

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Sedona Conference: E-Discovery Dispute Resolution Program for Special Masters & Mediators, January 2010
  • Past President, The Mediation Society, San Francisco, 2011-2012
  • Past President, Academy of Court-Appointed Masters, 2009
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Adjunct Professor, Hastings College of Law, 2003-2012
  • "The value of hustle in dispute resolution," Daily Journal, ADR Profile, November 9, 2012
  • "Think there's fruit in your Froot Loops?" Daily Journal, October 31, 2013
  • Author of articles on ADR, including:
    • E-Discovery in Arbitration, "Rules for ADR," California Lawyer, May 2011
    • “E-Discovery: Succeeding with a Special Master,” California Lawyer, April 2010
    • “Managing Discovery in Patent Cases: Best Practices,” Law 360, February 2009
    • Exercise Diligence When Preparing for Corporate Mediation,” Corporate Counsel, September 2006
    • "How to Succeed with Discovery Referees," Association of Business Trial Lawyers of Northern California Report, November 2004
    • "Recipe for Success in Arbitration," The Recorder, March 2004

Background and Education

  • Panelist, JAMS, San Francisco, 1996-present
  • Partner, Rogers, Joseph, O'Donnell & Quinn, San Francisco, 1981-1996
  • Partner and associate, Pettit & Martin, San Francisco, 1971-1981
  • LL.B., Harvard Law School, 1967
  • B.A., Harvard College, 1964

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