Lecturer in LawUSC Gould School of Lawmarti2500@yahoo.com
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last updated Mon, Mar 29, 2010
Clara Martin is a partner and co-founder of the Los Angeles law firm Cadence Law Group LLP. She practices in the areas of corporate and technology transactions. Martin is an adjunct professor at USC Law.
Technology transactions constitute a large portion of Martin's practice. She assists both vendors and customers with software licenses and software development agreements, hardware and maintenance contracts, internet and e-commerce matters, technology transfer and commercialization, patent licensing and intellectual property protection strategy. Her practice also includes the area of entertainment technology, working with producers and distributors of digital content as well as video game and game platform developers. Martin also has experience assisting universities and school systems in technology, IP commercialization and copyright related issues.
Prior to forming Cadence Law Group in August 2003, Martin was a partner in the Los Angeles office of Shaw Pittman LLP and, prior to that, a founding partner in the Los Angeles firm of Klein & Martin LLP, which merged with Shaw Pittman in July of 2001. Martin was formerly in house counsel with responsibility for mergers and acquisitions activity at AlliedSignal (which has since merged with Honeywell and operates under that name). Martin and her Cadence Law Group partner, David Oshinsky, are co-authors of a treatise for the California Continuing Education of the Bar titled “Internet Law and Practice in California” published in June 2004.
Martin received a B.S. in french literature and a B.S. in political economy from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School.