Trent Martinet is a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP and chair of the firm’s Technology Transactions & Intellectual Property Group. He advises clients on legal issues related to corporate financing, intellectual property, technology, and commercial transactions matters. Trent represents startups, emerging growth, private equity, venture capital, and large private and public companies. He represents clients in a range of industries, such as software, SaaS, AdTech, AI, aviation, aerospace, health care, beverage distribution, consumer products, food, manufacturing, natural resources, energy, hospitality, telecommunications, and higher education. Trent is a publisher and lecturer on corporate, intellectual property, technology transactions, and commercial contracting topics. Prior to attending law school, Trent was a software developer. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of KidsTek Inc. and currently serves on the Development Committee at the Denver Art Museum and the Technology Affairs Council at the Colorado Technology Association.

Specific Experience

  • Technology company corporate governance
  • Technology company financings (Series Seed, A, B etc.) investor (Private Equity or Venture Capital) and company-side representation
  • General corporate matters
  • Technology company M&A transactions
  • Protection and enforcement of all types of intellectual property
  • Management of client trademark/patent portfolios and related domestic and foreign prosecution activities
  • Intellectual property and software licensing
  • Complex commercial agreement transactions
  • Information technology and software service agreements
  • Intellectual property and technology dispute resolution
  • Founder dispute resolution
  • Technology and software sale and purchase transactions
  • General counsel representation of startups and emerging growth companies
  • Cybersecurity and data breach

Representative clients, financing and M&A transactions, and technology transactions details are available upon request.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-author, “Pandemic vs. Privacy,” Law Week Colorado, (April 27, 2020)
  • “Deconstructing Your Client’s Needs to Give Them the Correct Direction and Guidance for Their Privacy Policy and Privacy Protocols,” Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute, (May 2019)
  • “Privacy & Data Security,” Davis Graham Seminar, (May 2019)
  • “Data Security & Privacy Update,” Davis Graham Public Company Update, (January 2019)
  • “Keeping Data Safe: No One-Size-Fits-All Model.” Comments published, Law Week Colorado, (May 2018)
  • “Five Things You Must Know Before Drafting Intellectual Property, Privacy, and Data Security Provisions,” Colorado Bar Association CLE, (May 2018)
  • “IP 101 for Startups,” Boulder Startup Week, (May 2018)

Practices & Industries

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Creighton University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2002

Creighton University, M.S., summa cum laude, 2002

Colorado State University, B.S., 1998

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