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Michelle K. Holoubek

Michelle K. Holoubek

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Washington, DC, USA


Ms. Holoubek is a director in our Electronics Group. With a background in relativistic physics, she specializes in software, digital healthcare, and optical technologies. Having handled hundreds of software and business method applications at the PTO, patent-eligible subject matter (aka "101") is her special area of expertise. In addition to the preparation and prosecution of patents to develop portfolios for startups and Fortune 100 companies alike, she has been lead counsel in IPRs, CBMs, and reexams for both patent owners and challengers. She has also provided infringement and invalidity analysis in opinions for a variety of technologies.

She works with clients in a number of technical fields, including: web interfaces, Internet communications systems, software development, telecommunications systems, lasers, photolithography, cryptographic messaging, semiconductor fabrication and devices, electronic design automation, biometric devices, implantable medical devices, catheter location systems, sensor communication systems, financial products, and various other electrical, optical, and software/business method inventions.

In conjunction with her work in business methods and software, Ms. Holoubek co-drafted an amicus brief for In re Bilski at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of American Express Co. She also co-drafted an amicus brief for Bilski v. Kappos at the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of several Entrepreneurial Software Companies.

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