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Martin M. Kilbane

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Since 2008, Martin has gained extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patents in the electrical, semiconductor fabrication, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and glass manufacturing industries.  Prior to entering the practice of law, Martin was a research engineer for a company that manufactured heaters and heat exchangers used in semiconductor and printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing.  He also provided engineering support for programming and wiring of temperature controls and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). 

Martin has undergraduate degrees in both electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.  He has prepared and prosecuted patents in a wide variety of engineering disciplines including medical and security imaging systems, semiconductor fabrication processes, solar panel fabrication, power line monitoring and inspection, electrical transmission products, and fluid dispensers. 

Martin’s domestic patent practice includes preparing original patent applications and responding to Office actions from originally-filed applications, national phase applications and convention applications.  Martin’s domestic patent practice also includes rendering opinions concerning infringement and validity and he frequently suggests design changes to avoid infringement concerns. His domestic patent practice further includes conducting state-of-the-art investigations, clearance investigations and due diligence investigations.

Martin’s foreign patent practice includes experience responding to Office actions from the Japan Patent Office, the Korean Intellectual Property Office, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China, the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, and the European Patent Office.

Martin earned his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School where he was a member of the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, serving as a staff editor for 2007-2008.  Martin is admitted to practice in Ohio as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

Martin is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA), and the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). 

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  • John Marshall Law School
    Law, J.D., 2008
  • Cleveland State University
    Electrical Engineering, B.S.,
    Cum Laude, 2017
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Mechanical Engineering, B.S.,


  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Patent Practice Areas

  • Preparation and Prosecution
  • Opinions and Counseling
  • Market Clearance Investigations
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • State-of-the-Art Investigations

Industry Focus

  • Electrical
  • Semiconductor Fabrication
  • Mechanical
  • Electro-Mechanical
  • Glass Manufacturing

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