Leigh J. Martinson is a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Boston office. He centers his practice on litigating complex patent disputes with an emphasis on the electrical and software arts, including analog circuitry, digital circuitry, computer hardware, software, optics, medical devices, RFID technologies, packet and circuit telecommunications, wireless communications, business methods and internet technologies. Leveraging his electrical engineering background, Leigh works closely with technical specialists, engineers and scientists during trial to formulate the offensive and defensive positions for a case. He also regularly presents technical tutorials to the Court, argues Markman position and conducts in-depth direct and cross-examinations of both fact and expert witnesses. Building on his courtroom experience, Leigh counsels clients on appellate issues at the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit. In addition to litigation, Leigh continues to advise clients on patent portfolio development and management. He has counseled start-up companies — as well as Fortune 500 companies — in all aspects of portfolio procurement and management. Since 2012, Leigh has been recognized on Intellectual Asset Management’s “Patent 1000” list. He has also been named an “IP Star” by Managing IP magazine in 2013 and 2014. Leigh received his B.S. from Michigan Technological University and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School with a concentration in intellectual property law. While in law school, he was selected for the 2003 American Intellectual Property Law Association Giles Rich Moot Court Competition and worked as a patent agent at a local Boston law firm. Leigh is admitted to practice in the state of Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.