Sean J. Holder

Associate

Atlanta
T +1 404.256.8236
F +1 404.459.5734

Overview

Sean Holder focuses his practice primarily on domestic patent prosecution for electrical, computer, mechanical and software inventions, with significant international experience. He also has experience in opinion work, prior art searching and litigation support. Sean brings a strong technical background and a strong writing background to his practice, allowing him to understand clients’ businesses and related needs as well as deliver a highly polished work product.

Select Experience

  • Managed all phases of domestic and international patent prosecution for a telecommunications company, including technologies related to network protocols, content delivery, transcoding, load balancing, user interfaces, social media, digital video recording and many other technologies. 
  • Drafted and prosecuted semiconductor patent applications for a large international company and several universities, including transistors, memory cells and light emitting diodes based on phase change memory, topological insulators and other nano-level features.
  • Prosecuted financial-related patent applications for a credit card company and a card transaction processor.
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Experience

  • Managed all phases of domestic and international patent prosecution for a telecommunications company, including technologies related to network protocols, content delivery, transcoding, load balancing, user interfaces, social media, digital video recording and many other technologies. 
  • Provided patent counseling for a startup company that developed an innovative use of sound waves.
  • Managed and counseled a client for an international and domestic patent family related to agricultural forecasting.
  • Prosecuted patent applications and provided counseling to a company that provides tools for complex data analysis.
  • Drafted and prosecuted semiconductor patent applications for a large international company and several universities, including transistors, memory cells and light emitting diodes based on phase change memory, topological insulators and other nano-level features.
  • Prosecuted financial-related patent applications for a credit card company and a card transaction processor. 
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications related to avionics for a shipping company.
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications and drafted agreements for a university, including technologies related to weather forecasting, tax assessment, antenna arrays, and related signal processing, sensor networks and sound devices.
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications for a university related to validation of chip circuitry and novel approaches to chip design processes to prevent unauthorized introduction of malware, chip recycling and reverse engineering.
  • Drafted and prosecuted patent applications related to bioinformatics for a pharmaceutical company.
  • Researched and drafted a freedom to operate opinion related to the buyout of a lighting company.
  • Researched and drafted invalidity opinions for a variety of technologies.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Georgia Bar Association
  • Georgia Tech Bar Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Community

  • Boy Scouts
  • TI:GER: Legal Mentor

Pro Bono

  • Worked with the Georgia PATENTS program to draft and file patents. 

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 65,893
  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2012
  • B.S., Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011, summa cum laude
  • B.A., Brigham Young University, 2007