Repeatedly recognized as a leading patent litigator, with clients noting that she is “a force in San Francisco,” “couples steely trial skills with excellent technical knowledge,” “demonstrates real creativity,” “possesses a prescient mind when it comes to developments in information technology,” and is “responsible for many textbook-worthy cross-examinations.”Intellectual Asset Management IAM Patent 1000 2014-2019

Julie Madeleine Holloway


Julie Holloway, a partner in Latham & Watkins’ San Francisco office and former Co-Chair of the firm’s San Francisco Litigation & Trial Department, is nationally recognized as a leading IP litigator and trial lawyer. She combines outstanding trial skills and a strong technical background to provide clients a unique edge in their complex patent cases.

Ms. Holloway has tried more than 15 patent cases in district court and before the US International Trade Commission (ITC). She has particular experience in cross-examining PhD technical experts on the complex technical issues at the heart of her opponent’s case. Clients have described her cross-examinations as the high point of the trial.

Ms. Holloway is one of only a handful of lawyers in the country with a combination of more than 20 years of extensive trial work and in-depth knowledge and technical experience garnered from her pre-law education and career as an electrical engineer. This coupling of legal and scientific acumen makes Ms. Holloway unique in her field and the go-to lawyer for technology companies in high-stakes intellectual property disputes. Notably, she recently tried four patent cases in a single year — two for plaintiffs and two for defendants.

She is a member of the Intellectual Property section of the American Bar Association, the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and the ITC Trial Lawyers Association. Additionally, she was the Chair of the Inaugural Conference Committee for the PTAB Association.

  • Bar Qualification
    • California
    • US Patent and Trademark Office
    • JD, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 1998
      Order of the Coif; Editor, California Law Review; Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal
    • MS in Electrical Engineering, George Washington University, 1989
    • BS in Electrical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 1984
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