Marty Glick is a senior litigator with extensive experience in a wide range of complex civil litigation matters, focusing on intellectual property.

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.

Mr. Glick served with the United States Department of Justice from 1964-66, California Rural Legal Assistance from 1966-1974 (Director, 1972-74), was an 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. In 1983-84, he served as Chairman of the State Bar Committee of Bar Examiners.

Mr. Glick is currently listed in 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.

Mr. Glick has also co-authored a book entitled The Soledad Children which centers on Diana v State Board, the landmark class-action case the co-authors, working for California Rural Legal Assistance, brought attacking and ending use of culturally biased, English-only IQ tests on ten- and eleven-year-old farmworkers and other Hispanic children. Tens of thousands had been relegated to classes for the "mentally retarded" based on the tests. The book traces the beginnings of CRLA and the legal services program started in 1966 by Lyndon Johnson and Sargent Shriver and documents the changes to justice that it brought and the strategies employed. The Soledad Children will be released on September 30, 2019.


  • Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc. in a number of trademark and copyright infringement actions, most notably in its action against Nintendo of America 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Datel Design & Development Ltd. in the litigation and settlement of a copyright and antitrust action against Microsoft Corp. alleging monopolization of the aftermarket for accessories for the Xbox 360.
  • 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; Mr. Glick headed up the settlement of the BlackBerry litigation.
  • 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.
  • JVC in patent litigation involving spindle motors and thermodynamic bearings technology.
  • BP Pipelines (Alaska), Inc. in successful litigation regarding rights to capacity on the Trans-Alaska pipeline.
  • Controller of the State of California in the Howard Hughes estate litigation.
  • The Hewlett-Packard Company in a wide variety of trademark lawsuits.


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New California Employment Laws for 2016
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New California Employment Laws for 2016
Arnold & Porter Advisory


Best Lawyers
Litigation: Intellectual Property (2007-2020)
Patent Law (2007-2020)
Northern California Super Lawyers
Chambers USA
Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets (California) (2015-2018)
Intellectual Property: Patent (California) (2012-2014)


  • JD, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, 1964, with honors, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Ohio State University, 1961
  • California
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Board Member, Public Advocates

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