Suzette M. Marteny: Lawyer with Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Suzette M. Marteny


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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Computer
  • Internet and Technology
  • Franchise and Distribution
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Litigation
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Hospitality and Leisure
Contact InfoTelephone: 813.227.2272
Fax: 813.229.1660
University University of South Florida, B.A., Chemistry, magna cum laude, 2000
Law SchoolStetson University College of Law, J.D., 2003 Franklin Pierce Law Center, NA, IPSI, Intellectual Property Summer Institute, 2002
Admitted2003, Florida; U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida; U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida; U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida; U.S. District Court Colorado; U.S. District Court Western District of West Virginia; U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois; United States Court of Claims; United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professionaland Community Affiliations

•The Florida Bar's Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee F, Chair; former Co-Chair
•Ferguson White Inns of Court, Barrister
•American Intellectual Property Law Association
•Tampa Crossroads, Board Member
•Hillsborough County Bar Association
•American Diabetes Association's Lakewood Ranch Tour de Cure, Executive Committee


With more than a decade of experience in complex litigation in copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, technology and other complex civil matters, Suzi has the perspective and experience to help you navigate through the roughest of seas.

Suzi has developed a reputation for hard work, dedication and zealous advocacy by achieving favorable outcomes in a variety of “bet the company” litigations including defense of Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) enforcement actions, and lawsuits involving claims of contempt of court, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, fraud, breach of contract and others in both state and federal courts.

Suzi also has experience in transactional matters and advises clients regarding Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) advertising rules, intellectual property, trademark, patent and copyright prosecution. Over the past few years, as craft breweries have sprung up around the country, she has had the pleasure of advising craft beer makers in trademark and copyright matters.

Suzi literally “wrote the book” on Gaining & Maintaining Competitive Advantage Through Intellectual Property (Execsense, Dec. 2013). In transactional and due diligence matters, you can rely on Suzi's background as a registered patent attorney to guide you through the process of assuring that intellectual property assets are solid.

In addition to being named the 2014 Outstanding Alumna by the University of South Florida's Chemistry Department, Suzi has been repeatedly selected for professional recognition as a Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine for Intellectual Property Litigation, one of Florida Trend's “Legal Elite, ” and in 2009, was profiled as one of the Gulf Coast Business Review's “Top 40 Under 40.” Professionally, Suzi is active in the Ferguson-White Inns of Court; is past chair of the 13F Grievance Committee of the Florida Bar; and a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association. She also serves on the board of Tampa Crossroads, a charitable organization that serves a variety of needs in the community. On the rare occasion that she has leisure time, Suzi enjoys traveling, cycling, kayaking, camping, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.


•Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014, 2015
•Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2008, 2011, 2015
•Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2010 - 2013
•Top 40 Under 40, Gulf Coast Business Review, 2009

News Releases

08.06.2015 Suzette M. Marteny Named to Executive Committee of American Diabetes Association's Lakewood Ranch Tour de Cure

06.23.2015 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite 2015

06.12.2015 Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers and 2015 Florida Rising Stars

05.13.2015 Suzette M. Marteny Panelist at World IP Day Detroit

08.04.2014 Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick Attorney Rides in RAGBRAI with Judge May

08.01.2014 Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick Adds Key Player to Intellectual Property Team

07.03.2014 Suzette M. Marteny Joins Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP


12.01.2014 Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secret Theft on the Horizon


Autumn 2014 insights Newsletter - Autumn 2014


04.23.2015 World IP Day Rocks Detroit on April 23

Reported CasesRecent Cases/Published Decisions: Autography LLC v. Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Ltd., Stuart Sternberg, et al. (Case No. 2012-9795-CI-20, Pinellas County Circuit Court); Innovatier, Inc. v. CardXX, Inc. (Case No. 1: 08-cv-00273, D. Colo.); Applied Felts, Inc. v. Perma-Liner Industries, Inc. (Case No. 4: 2009-cv-00036, W.D. Va.); Hurricane Shooters, LLC v. McNaughton, et al. (Case No. 8: 2009-cv-01261, M.D. Fla.); BMI, et al. v. Tia's Tex Mex, et al. (Case No. 8: 09-cv-1708, M.D. Fla.); Flow Productions v. Reed Elsevier, et al. (Case No. 8: 2008-cv-00607, M.D. Fla.); Rabco Leasing, Inc. v. Robert Graham Holdings (Case No. 8: 2007-cv-01121, M.D. Fla.)

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Federal Cause of Action for Trade Secret Theft on the Horizon
Suzette M. Marteny, February 23, 2015
In the wake of numerous reports of cyber security threats, Congress has introduced two bills intended to create a private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation under federal law. Senators Christopher Coons (D-DE) and Orin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2014 (the...

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Suzette M. Marteny

101 East Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 2800
TampaFL 33602


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