Martin Glick

Martin R. Glick

Senior Counsel

Marty Glick is a senior litigator with extensive experience in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters, specializing in intellectual property. He is a former managing director and chair of the firm's intellectual property litigation group, and is a member of the antitrust and trade regulation practice group.

He has successfully represented large private and public companies, such as Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc. in a number of trademark and copyright infringement actions, most notably against Nintendo of America. In the latter, involving the Game Genie video game enhancer, Mr. Glick headed the trial team which defeated claims that Game Genie created unlawful derivative works of Nintendo games, and won a judgment of $15 million to compensate Galoob for a wrongful preliminary injunction.

Mr. Glick represented Amazon in its dispute with Apple over Amazon's use of "App Store" in connection with its "Amazon Appstore." Amazon contended that the term app store is generic (a place to buy applications) and that there was no likelihood of confusion. Apple dismissed the case with prejudice before trial and Amazon continues its use of the Amazon Appstore. Mr. Glick currently represents the Clorox Company in trademark litigation alleging that a competing company is infringing the Clorox Pine-Sol mark with its "Pinol" mark. He also currently represents the Saul Zaentz company as a co-defendant with Warner Brothers in copyright litigation brought by the Tolkien Estate over merchandising rights to the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Mr. Glick also recently represented Datel Design & Development Ltd. in the litigation and settlement of an antitrust action against Microsoft Corp. alleging monopolization of the aftermarket for accessories for the Xbox 360.

He represented Research in Motion Limited in the BlackBerry patent dispute in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on rehearing, in the United States Supreme Court petition, in remand hearings in District Court, on the eBay amicus brief, and he headed up the settlement of the BlackBerry litigation.

Mr. Glick has represented Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Properties in defense of various cases brought by former players and licenses alleging infringement of publicity rights and trademark issues. These have resulted in denial of class certification in one case and a successful jury trial in another. In addition, Mr. Glick represents Hewlett-Packard Company in a wide variety of trademark lawsuits and has represented Determined Productions, Inc. in trademark, copyright and patent litigation. He represented JVC in patent litigation involving spindle motors and thermodynamic bearings technology. He has also successfully represented BP Pipelines (Alaska), Inc. in litigation regarding rights to capacity on the Trans-Alaska pipeline, Federated Stores in trademark and trade dress litigation, American Express in trademark litigation, California Micro Devices in trade secret, employee raiding and copyright and patent infringement actions, ACCPAC in copyright infringement actions and the Controller of the State of California in the Howard Hughes estate litigation.

Mr. Glick served on the six-member Advisory Committee on Patent Local Rules appointed by Chief Judge Henderson to develop the patent rules ultimately adopted and in force in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

He served with the United States Department of Justice from 1964-66, California Rural Legal Assistance from 1966-1974 (Director, 1972-74), Associate Professor of Law teaching trial practice at Stanford University from 1974-75 and Director of the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from 1975-79. Mr. Glick joined Howard Rice in 1979. In 1983-84, he served as Chairman of the State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners.

Mr. Glick is currently listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law. He has been listed as a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2004 through 2014 and in 2005 was recognized as a Top 100 Super Lawyer. He is an AV-rated attorney, a peer-awarded honor given by Martindale-Hubbell.


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The Best Lawyers in America 2011-2016 for Litigation: Intellectual Property and Patent Law
Northern California Super Lawyers 2004-2015
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2015 for Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secret (California)


  • BA, Ohio State University, 1961
  • JD, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, 1964, with honors, Order of the Coif
  • California
  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, International Trademark Association

  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Board Member, Public Advocates


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