When the stakes are high, companies and individuals turn to attorney Suzette Marteny for help. With over ten years of experience in litigating 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.
Over the past decade, Suzi has developed a reputation for hard work, dedication and zealous advocacy by achieving favorable outcomes in a variety of "bet the company" litigations involving claims of contempt of court, patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, fraud, breach of contract and others in both state and federal courts.
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 Super Lawyers 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, hiking, playing Ruzzle and spending time with her family and friends.
Recent 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.)
· Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine, 2014
· Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine, 2008, 2011
· Florida Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine, 2010 - 2013
· Top 40 Under 40, Gulf Coast Business Review, 2009
Professional and 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