Martin W. Regehr, Ph.D.

Martin W. Regehr, Ph.D.

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Martin W. Regehr, Ph.D. is a Partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Intellectual Property practice group. Clients turn to Martin for patent prosecution in a variety of fields, including digital integrated circuits, radar, nonlinear mechanical structures, electric motors, optical communications and switching systems, semiconductors, MEMS devices, cryptography, power generation, battery systems, welding systems, and software systems. Martin has expertise in tailoring patent prosecution strategies to fit expected revenue streams.

Prior to his legal career, Martin worked in a wide range of engineering and scientific endeavors, at small companies and at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).  He has designed RF and microwave circuits, written real-time software for a space telescope, developed FPGA code, and designed and tested gravitational wave detectors for LIGO at Caltech. 

Martin is a coauthor on more than four dozen technical publications and a co-inventor on two patents. His expansive knowledge of technology facilitates effective communication with clients who are inventors. Martin has lectured at Caltech and has given talks at technical conferences.

Professional Experience

  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie (legacy firm Christie Parker & Hale LLP), 2010-present
  • Sheldon Mak Rose & Anderson PC, Associate, 2008-2009
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Senior Member of the Technical Staff, 1999-2014
  • Ortel, Staff Scientist, 1994-1998

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Glendale and San Fernando Valley Bar Associations, Member


  • Quoted, "Firm Taps Legal Talent From Within," San Fernando Valley Business Journal , 02/03/2020
  • Co-Author, "ADAPT demonstrations of onboard large-divert Guidance with a VTVL rocket," 2014 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2014
  • Co-Author, "Flight testing of trajectories computed by G-FOLD: Fuel optimal large divert guidance algorithm for planetary landing," 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Spaceflight Mechanics 2013, February 2013
  • Co-Author, "Progress on the development of a simulation environment for optical communications," Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXIV, January 2012
  • Co-Author, "Future planetary optical access links: Mars rover to orbiter high-rate links," 2011 International Conference on Space Optical Systems and Applications, ICSOS'11, May 2011
  • Co-Author, "Pointing performance of an aircraft-to-ground optical communications link," Free-Space Laser Communications X, August 2010
  • Co-Author, "Dynamic characterization of a prototype of the thirty meter telescope primary segment assembly," Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes III, June - July 2010
  • Co-Author, "Servo design and analysis for the Thirty Meter Telescope primary mirror actuators," Ground-Based and Airborne Telescopes III, June - July 2010
  • Co-Author, "Emulating an optical planetary access link with an aircraft," Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXII, January 2010
  • Co-Author, "Low complexity transceivers and autonomous concept of operations for optical planetary access links," Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXII, January 2010
  • Co-Author, "Autonomous access links using laser communications," Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXI, January 2009

Other Info


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2008
M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2003, Finance
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1995, Electrical Engineering
M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1990, Physics
B.A.Sc., with honors, University of Toronto, 1988, Engineering Science

Bar Admissions

California, 2008

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office