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About David

David Holt is a Principal in the Washington, D.C., office of Fish & Richardson. His practice supports post-grant proceedings and patent prosecution before the USPTO.

Mr. Holt has considerable experience in post-grant proceedings from the perspective of both the petitioner and the patent owner, including presenting oral arguments before the PTAB in several proceedings. Mr. Holt has been listed as counsel in over 35 USPTO post-grant trials, and been involved in the development of strategy and preparation of filings for many more.

Mr. Holt also has extensive experience drafting patent applications, examiner responses, and patent-related opinions.

Mr. Holt is technically focused on the electrical, computer-related, physics and mechanical arts. As such, he has extensive experience in the following technologies: Internet-driven solutions, network systems and protocols, data storage and retrieval standards and media, microprocessor and computer architecture, digital cameras and photography equipment, statistical data analytic solutions, mobile and other communications equipment and processes, display technologies, semiconductor devices and fabrication processes, signal and image processing techniques, complex optical and mechanical devices, error detection and correction techniques, telecommunications, financial processes, acoustics and video standards and equipment, turbine engine technology, and high-temperature protective coatings.

Mr. Holt is a former Patent Examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (2007-2008), where he handled patent applications in the digital camera art. He also worked as a software engineer for the Northrop Grumman Corporation (2005-2007), where he designed test software for ground-based radar systems.

Media Mentions

Quoted in “6 PTAB Issues that Came to A Head in 2019” by Law360 (2019).

Selected Speeches and Publications

Presented, “Updates to the AIA Trial Practice Guide,” Fish Post-Grant for Practitioners Webinar, August 11, 2019.

Authored “Settlement Doesn’t Guarantee End Of Post-Grant Proceeding,” article published in Law360 on February 14, 2014.

Presented “Part XI: Standing Before the Panel: Strategies for Post-Grant Oral Hearings,” as part of Fish & Richardson’s Post-Grant for Practitioners webinar series.

Presented “The New Age of Enforcement: Post-Grant. How to Avoid Being the Victim When Asserting Your Patents,” The IP Strategy Summit: Enforcement, Washington, DC, May 29, 2013.

 

Recognized in “The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners” by IAM Patent 1000 and recommended for post-grant proceedings (2019-2020).

Focus Areas
Education

J.D., George Washington University Law School (2011)


B.S., Computer and Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2005)

Admissions
  • District of Columbia 2019
  • Virginia 2011
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2009

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