Marti Johnson concentrates her practice on intellectual property and technology law, with a focus on patent and trade secret litigation. She has advised clients in federal and state litigation, multidistrict litigation, arbitration, and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.


Ms. Johnson has represented clients in matters involving a wide array of technologies, including computer hardware and software, financial systems, e-commerce, internet technologies, food processing and engineering, telecommunications systems, medical devices, data transmission, semiconductors, electronic displays (including micromirror array and LCD technology) and pharmaceuticals. Selected representations include:

  • securing a summary judgment win for a defendant in an antitrust case premised on allegations of sham patent litigation and Walker Process fraud;
  • successfully resolving a trade secret dispute involving chemical and processing engineering technology on behalf of a leading flavor and fragrance company;
  • successfully arbitrating a trade secret misappropriation claim brought against a major pharmaceutical company; and
  • representing a leading cellular services provider in multiple patent infringement litigations and licensing negotiations, including obtaining a victory on summary judgment as well as a dismissal at the pleading stage.

She also provides guidance to her clients on a variety of issues, including intellectual property transactions, freedom to operate determinations, electronic discovery parameters and damages evaluations.

Ms. Johnson’s pro bono practice includes nonprofit intellectual property investigations, Social Security benefits and unemployment insurance representation, as well as prisoner abuse cases and work for the Innocence Project.

She is a member of the Skadden group recognized by BTI Consulting as one of the top legal advisers general counsel turn to for pharmaceutical work; as one of the top six IP litigation powerhouses in BTI’s Litigation Outlook 2017 report; by Law360 among its 2015 Technology Practice Groups of the Year for courtroom victories in the technology sector; and by The National Law Journal as one of the country’s leading IP practices in its IP Hot List for multiple years.



  • J.D., The University of Chicago Law School, 2002
  • B.S. (Biology), Michigan State University, 1996


  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Marti A. Johnson

Counsel, Intellectual Property Litigation