March 2014

Sideman & Bancroft Bolsters Intellectual Property, Business & Litigation Groups with Addition of Béatrice Martinet


SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 24, 2014) – Sideman & Bancroft LLP is pleased to announce that Béatrice Martinet has joined the firm as Special Counsel. She will work with Sideman’s Intellectual Property, Business, and Civil Litigation Groups.

Ms. Martinet focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, arbitration and transactional matters. She advises clients from a variety of industries, including computer, technology, software, publishing, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and fashion. Ms. Martinet comes to Sideman from Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, where she was an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group in Silicon Valley. Prior to joining Kramer Levin, she practiced for ten years in France, notably in the Paris intellectual property departments of two large international law firms: Salans (now Dentons) and Bird & Bird.

“Béatrice’s experience working on IP issues both internationally and in Silicon Valley will be a real asset to our clients,” said Sideman partner Kelly McCarthy, who works with the firm’s IP Group. “We’re excited to have her on board and know she’ll be a great fit at the firm.”

In 2003, Ms. Martinet handled one of the first trials in France against an e-commerce platform. She has also been involved in many cases relating to the liability of Internet intermediaries for user-generated content. An active member of the intellectual property community, Ms. Martinet frequently speaks at IP-related conferences.

Ms. Martinet earned her J.D. with honors in 2000 from the University of Paris II (France) and Libera Università Degli Studi Sociali (Rome, Italy), and obtained a Masters in Intellectual Property in 2002 from the University of ASSAS in Paris. She was also a Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (TTLF) fellow at Stanford Law School, authoring a thesis titled “Internet Intermediaries’ liability for copyright and trademark infringement: reconciling the U.S. and E.U. approaches.”

Ms. Martinet’s native languages are French and Italian; she is fluent in English and conversant in Spanish, as well.