Jeff Holman

FOUNDER, JURIS DOCTOR, MBA, USPTO

Jeff’s mission is to help innovators, businesses, investors, and teams “Innovate with Confidence.” 

Jeff’s unique strength is helping others think systematically, critically, and practically based on his  engineering, law, and business degrees and experience. He is passionate about helping startups and established businesses integrate and derive value from innovation within their business objectives.

Education:

  • BS Electrical Engineering, University of Utah
  • Juris Doctor, University of Utah
  • MBA, Brigham Young University

Bar Admissions:

  • US Patent & Trademark Office
  • Utah
  • California

Practice Area:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Strategy
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Licensing
  • General Counsel

Community Service:

  • Chair, Corporate Counsel Section, Utah State Bar
  • Chair, Intellectual Property Section, Utah State Bar
  • Planning Committee, Intellectual Property Section, Utah State Bar
  • Board Member, Engineering Alumni Association, U of Utah
  • Board Member, Friends for Sight
  • Board of Adjustments, Farmington City
  • National D Level Coach, U.S. Soccer

Prior Experience:

  • Managed $80+ Million raised in equity rounds as internal legal counsel
  • "Outside patent counsel" for SMEs and global corporations, including the #1 patent recipient of US issued patents
  • Managed international patent and trademark portfolios spanning 20+ countries: US, CN, JP, KR, EU (UK, DE, FR, IT, CH, NO), TW, HK, MY, BR, CA, AU, RU, SZ, and more
  • Resolved patent assertions (multiple "cease and desist" letters) against a fitness equipment manufacturer
  • Helped hundreds of inventors use the patent process to move from "idea" to "startup"
  • Built patent portfolios for startups who raised $6 and $10 Million based on pre-revenue IP assets
  • Filed, prosecuted, and received several patents personally (licensed to multiple licensees)
  • Obtained issued patents <1yr (from filing to issuance) for multiple "cleantech" clients
  • Led one of four technical litigation support teams (out of 30 attorneys) for a computer processor company defending against patent infringement assertions
  • Actively participated in several startup companies (legal, marketing, financial, and overall strategy)

Something unique:

Recent international business travel:

  • China (Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing)
  • Greece (Athens)
  • Hong Kong
  • India (New Delhi, Gurgaon, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai)
  • UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi)
  • Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto)
  • Germany (Munich)

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