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Rick

Richard J. Holzer, Jr.

Shareholder/President

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Rick brings a significant professional background in electrical and software engineering in combination with a distinguished legal career to assist clients in the development of their intellectual property (IP) portfolios and the advancement of their technologies, branding, and creativity. Rick’s practice emphasizes IP portfolio management (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), patent preparation and prosecution, patent analysis (noninfringement/infringement, invalidity/validity, clearance, patentability), and intellectual property due diligence. Rick’s technical areas include software, electronics, data storage systems and devices, telecommunications, nuclear engineering, mechanical systems, propulsion systems, and materials.  Rick is on the list of IP Stars in the Managing Intellectual Property Handbook, a recognition as one of the top IP attorneys in the United States. Rick has become President of the Board of Directors for the Colorado IP American Inn of Court after serving three years as a Board Member and one year as Vice President. For the Spring semester 2017, Rick will teach as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

Education
J.D. – University of Michigan Law School
M.S. Electrical Engineering – Purdue University
B.S. Electrical Engineering – Purdue University

Honors
Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®
IP Star 2015
People’s Choice: Best Intellectual Property Lawyer (Non-litigator) in 2016 Barrister’s Best issue of Law Week Colorado

Admissions
Colorado
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Federal District Court of Colorado
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)

Professional Organizations
The Richard S. Linn, American Inn of Court (Colorado – President)
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA)