Julie M. Holloway

Julie Holloway, resident in the firm's San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices, is Co-chair of the San Francisco office's Litigation & Trial Department and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice.

Ms. Holloway has extensive experience in all aspects of patent litigation through trial. She has tried several patent infringement cases in district court and before the US International Trade Commission. Ms. Holloway often represents clients in the information technology industry, particularly electronics, software, and mechanics.

Ms. Holloway is nationally recognized as a top IP litigator. She was recently highlighted as a leading patent litigator by Intellectual Asset Management in their IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2014 Guide, noting that she "demonstrates real creativity and finely tuned client management finesse" and is "particularly adept in her handling of contentious discovery matters and pre-trial strategic skirmishes with opposing counsel." She has also been recognized as a leading patent litigator by The Legal 500 US (2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012), named one of the 2012 Top 75 IP Litigators in California by The Daily Journal, and among the 2013 Top Women Leaders in Tech Law by The Recorder. Additionally, Ms. Holloway has been recognized in Northern California Super Lawyers 2014-15 for intellectual property.

Ms. Holloway holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering and prior to practicing law, she was an electrical engineer in the communications and signal processing field. She is a member of the Intellectual Property section of the American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Federal Circuit Bar Association and ITC Trial Lawyers Association.

  • "Must direct infringement be masterminded?," Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, May 16, 2014
  • "Patent Holders Prefer ITC," co-author with Bert Reiser and Michael Ladra, The Recorder, November 4, 2011
  • "Employees' Inventions: Who Owns What Rights?" Law Journal Newsletters: The Intellectual Property Strategist, April 2008
  • "Creation and Transfers of Technology: Intellectual Property Law and Other Applicable Non-Tax Rules," Chapter on U.S. intellectual property law and related tax rules, Intellectual Property Taxation, published by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation
  • "Nuts and Bolts of ITC Investigations," Law Journal Newsletters: The Intellectual Property Strategist, April 2006
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist, "Recent Developments on Patent: Legislation and Cases," 4th Annual US-China IP Conference: Best Practices for Innovation and Creativity, October 8, 2015
  • Panelist, "Multidistrict Litigation, Forum Selection, and Transfer: Tips and Trends," 15th Annual Silicon Valley Advanced Patent Law Institute, December 12, 2014
  • Panelist, "Claim Construction and De Novo Review," 14th Annual Silicon Valley Advanced Patent Law Institute, December 12, 2013
  • Moderator, "What is That Patent Really Worth? Courts Take a Hard Look at the 'Reasonable Royalty' Calculation," 13th Annual Silicon Valley Advanced Patent Law Institute, December 6, 2012
  • Panelist, "Patent Reform - (280B),” 9th Annual Stanford E-Commerce Best Practices Conference, June 18, 2012
  • Panelist, “Filing Patent Reexaminations As A Useful Litigation Tool,” Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, January 26, 2012
  • Panelist, ”Practitioners Panel,” Improving the USPTO ~ District Court Interface, the United States Patent & Trademark Office and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, June 7, 2011