David Holt’s practice supports post-grant proceedings and patent prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
David has considerable experience in post-grant proceedings from the perspective of both the petitioner and the patent owner, including presenting oral arguments before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in several proceedings. He has been listed as counsel in over 100 USPTO post-grant trials and involved in the development of strategy and preparation of filings for many more.
He also has extensive experience drafting patent applications, examiner responses, and patent-related opinions.
David is technically focused on the electrical, computer-related, physics, and mechanical arts. As such, he has extensive experience in the following technologies:
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
Semiconductor devices and fabrication processes
Signal and image-processing techniques
Complex optical and mechanical devices
Error detection and correction techniques
Acoustics and video standards and equipment
Turbine engine technology
High-temperature protective coatings
David is a former patent examiner for the USPTO (2007-2008), where he handled patent applications in the digital camera art. He also worked as a software engineer for the Northrop Grumman Corp. (2005-2007), where he designed test software for ground-based radar systems.
Recognitions & awards
IAM Patent 1000
"David has been an excellent day-to-day execution partner on multiple cases." — Client Testimonial, 2022 Chambers and Partners USA
Pro bono activities
Asylum applications on behalf of Immigration Equality
Housing conditions on behalf of Legal Aid Society of DC