Our team of 90+ patent attorneys, agents, and engineers provides strategic advice on high-value, high-volume patent portfolio development, counselling, and opinion matters for clients with large portfolios and/or complex technology or processes, drawing on our legal, practical, and technical experience.

We also represent organizations with smaller, yet strategically critical, patent portfolio requirements, and have successfully helped companies of all sizes exploit and protect the value of their designs, innovations, and inventions.

  • Understanding our clients’ technology: Broadly, we focus on the electrical engineering, computer engineering, software systems, medical devices, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, business methods, and physics, nuclear, biological, and chemical fields of technology. Many practitioners within our group have spent time either working in-house as engineers or as patent examiners, and many hold degrees in electrical engineering, physics, mathematics, mechanical engineering, and telecommunications. This carefully-selected mix of experience offers our clients a combination of high-quality legal advice and technical acumen, built upon an intricate understanding of both the law and technology behind our clients’ specialized and complex inventions.
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Patent Prosecution, Counseling and Opinions News

Patent Prosecution, Counseling and Opinions Publications

Patent Prosecution, Counseling and Opinions Speaking Engagements and Events

  • "Best Practices for Patent Quality," Patent Bots Webinar, Panelist, June 2021
  • "Overcoming U.S. Obviousness Double Patenting Rejection," The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, June 2021
  • "Take Note of American Axle v. Neapco – the Latest Development in Patent Eligibility and Functional Claiming, Including Effects Beyond "Mechanical" Subject Matter," American Intellectual Property Law Association, Moderator and Panelist, 06/09/2021
  • "Working with Examiners," Utah State Bar Section, Panelist, May 2021
  • "Is it Really that Obvious? Understanding and Combating Obviousness Rejections Under U.S.C. 103 Before the USPTO," The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, February 2021

Patent Prosecution, Counseling and Opinions Recognition

  • National ranking for Patent Law in 2022 U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"
  • National recognition for Prosecution in IAM Patent 1000 2022
  • Recognized for Innovation in the Business of Law: Technology and Data by The Financial Times'  North America Innovative Lawyers 2019 Awards
  • Recognized for Intellectual Property in Utah and Colorado by Chambers & Partners USA 2021
  • patent attorneys recognized as 2021 IP STARS by Managing Intellectual Property 
Recognized as a Top-Ranking Firm in the 2022 Patent Bots Quality Rankings

Holland & Hart ranked in Top 3 for Large Firms in 2022 Patent Quality Rankings

2022 US National Practitioner of the Year for Patent Prosecution by Managing Intellectual Property

Michael Drapkin named Practitioner of the Year in the US for Patent Prosecution

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for Colorado: Prosecution in IAM Patent 1000

"Highly Recommended" Colorado: Prosecution by IAM Patent 1000 2022

8 Partners Recognized in IAM Patent 1000 2022

Michael Drapkin, Timothy Getzoff, Paul Schramm, Per Larsen, Nathan Mutter, Phil Harris, Loren Hulse, J. Scott Karren


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