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Holly is a veteran patent attorney who helps innovative entrepreneurs and business executives break barriers and dominate markets in biomedical, electrical and electronics, life sciences, and mechanical technologies. Her extensive background in procuring patents and managing portfolios for industry leaders and high-profile innovators and her decades long experience in big law give her clients the leverage needed to powerfully navigate patent matters.

Holly found passion in her work by creating sophisticated patent portfolios for public and private large and mid-cap companies, supporting venture-backed innovation companies to develop effective patenting strategies, and partnering with fund managers to evaluate products and assess market position for portfolio companies.

Holly’s clients are industry leaders and household names in medical technology, aerospace, telecommunications, data intelligence, data security, robotics, fin tech, ag tech, food and beverage, banking, printers, additive manufacturing, recycled fabrics, green tech, and AI powered software platforms. Her expertise includes advising on product clearance, securing freedom-to-operate opinions, and creating strong product protection and market position for next generation innovation. Holly leads with a truly client-centered mindset to develop patent strategies with deep purpose that drive value and disrupt markets

Education & Merits:

  • Bachelors of Engineering from Vanderbilt University in both Biomedical & Electrical Engineering.
  • Juris doctorate (JD) – Gonzaga University School of Law (Cum Laude).
  • Ranked Individual – Chambers USA for Intellectual Property
  • Referenced In Best Lawyers in America for Patents.

In addition to her success in procuring strong, enforceable patent assets, Holly deeply understands the role of patents as creative and profitable business tools, which fundamentally and practically set her apart from her competitors. She regularly evaluates targets for acquisition and leads patent diligence in deal work, including multiple high profile 9- and 8-figure deals. Holly frequently advises top-tier fund managers on product evaluation, competitor landscaping, strategic asset procurement, and guided product development for portfolio companies. Holly especially enjoys helping her venture-backed clients carefully manage relationships with high stakes investors and strategic partners by providing clarity and focus to patent strategy.

Holly holds an engineering degree from Vanderbilt University in both biomedical and electrical engineering, and is a cum laude graduate from the Gonzaga University School of Law. She is a published author in an international peer-reviewed journal for her contributions to a life sciences research team investigating drug therapies for heart disease. Holly is also published in several legal journals for her fresh ideas on patent law, including the intersection of patents and business. Holly has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America ® for patents and by Chambers ® USA for intellectual property. She regularly speaks on a wide range of legal and business matters relating to patents and intellectual property.

Holly founded Summit Patents with a maverick style of practice that holds at its core her strong intuition to break barriers and re-orient norms. She builds client partnerships based on earned trust and superior communication. Holly carefully nurtures client relationships through a resolute commitment to unrelenting integrity and extraordinary results.

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