Holly Victorson is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice.

Ms. Victorson represents clients in a variety of technology-focused litigation, including patents, copyrights, and other civil claims. She has practiced in federal district court, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). She is experienced guiding clients through pre-suit investigation, fact and expert discovery, claim construction, and appeal. She has successfully represented both large and small clients in a variety of industries, including consumer software, electronic devices, semiconductors, mobile communications, and medical devices.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Victorson clerked for Judge Kimberly A. Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to law school, she also served as the Director of the Office of Research & Technology Applications and as a systems engineer at the Space Vehicles and Directed Energy Directorates of the US Air Force Research Laboratory. She is a named inventor on one US patent.

Ms. Victorson graduated with honors from The University of Michigan Law School, where she served as the editor-in-chief for the Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review and received the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law. Ms. Victorson earned her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from The University of New Mexico, where she graduated with highest honors.

Ms. Victorson’s experience includes advising:

  • Plaintiff Nitride Semiconductors Co. in patent litigation involving ultraviolet LED manufacturing process; successfully defended validity of patent against two IPR petitions before the PTAB and received default judgment in favor of client in the Northern District of California
  • MModal LLC in series of patent infringement suits against a competitor in the District of Delaware and the Northern District of Georgia, and both offensive and defensive actions in front of the PTAB, regarding patents for voice recognition software
  • Apple Inc. in a litigation involving copyright infringement and Digital Millennium Copyright Act claims regarding virtualization technology

Thought Leadership

  • “The Halo Effect: Willful Infringement and Enhanced Damages in Light of Halo,” 69 Am. Univ. L. Rev. 1067 (2020).
  • “Structure From Nothing and Claims for Free: Using A Whole-System View of the Patent System to Improve Notice and Predictability for Software Patents,” 20 Mich. Telecomm. & Tech. L. Rev. 497 (2014).

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2015
    cum laude
  • BS in Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, 2006
    summa cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English