Matthew C. Holohan


Contact info

(303) 863-2974


Contact info

(303) 863-2974


Matt is an experienced business and legal advisor who excels at counseling clients through high stakes intellectual property disputes. He represents national and international companies in a variety of matters but focuses on intellectual property litigation and related issues. Matt roots his counsel in the day-to-day business realities his clients face, offering strategic advice throughout the litigation process and counseling on non-litigation business strategies. With a background in physics, Matt’s experience translates to a wide range of technologies, including electrical engineering, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, mechanical devices, and consumer products.

In addition to his extensive state and federal court experience, Matt handles International Trade Commission matters as well as appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Whether representing a technology start-up company or a Fortune 500 company, Matt works closely with clients to understand their objectives and tailor his counsel to their particular needs.

Matt is also registered with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and has handled numerous petitions for inter partes review and responses covering a wide range of technologies.

Matt is registered to practice in California and Colorado and is an Irish Solicitor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics as well as a law degree with honors from the University of California at Berkeley. Before joining private practice, Matt served as a law clerk to Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

University of California – Berkeley (J.D., 2005)
University of California – Berkeley (B.A., Physics, 2001)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property in Employment
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • IP Transactions & Licensing
  • Patent Office Post Grant Proceedings
  • Trade Secrets and Confidentiality
  • Business Methods
  • Computer Hardware & Software
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Green Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Colorado Bar Association IP Section – Chair, 2019
Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court – Team Leader, Former Board Member
California Alumni Association Colorado/Wyoming/Utah Chapter – Former President


Presentations and Articles

Featured: “Colorado Intellectual Property Inn of Court,” The Bencher: An American Inns of Court Periodical, July 2018 (discussing the IP Inn of Court’s band “Treble Damage, of which Matt is a member).

Speaker: Privilege Pitfalls in Dealing with Consultants, Association of Corporate Counsel In-House Counsel Forum, April 4, 2019

Speaker: The European Advantage in Patent Litigation, Ski & CLE, March 5, 2019

Quoted: Steve Knopper, “’Were the Kids Safe?’: Matt Holohan and Karam Saab try to reunite families separated at the border,” Super Lawyers Colorado 2019

Author, “What Pro Bono Immigration Advocacy Taught Me About International Technology Law,” Law Week Colorado, Vol. 17, No. 1, Jan. 7, 2019

Quoted: “Judge’s Broad View of WesternGeco May Hike Patent Awards,” Law360, Oct. 15, 2018

Quoted: Elizabeth Hernandez, “Immigrant parents held at Aurora ICE facility being moved to Texas with hopes of reuniting with their kids, attorneys say,” Denver Post, July 20, 2018

Quoted: “High Court Ruling to Spur Push for Broader Patent Damages,” Law360, June 22, 2018

Speaker: The Supreme Court and Patent Reform, Litigation Breakout, Silicon Flatirons, January 25, 2018

Quoted: Gene Quinn, “Industry reaction to SCOTUS patent venue decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Food Group,” IP Watchdog, May 22, 2017

Author: “Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transactions,” Law Week Colorado, Vol. 15, No. 22, May 29, 2017 (with Raymond Aghaian)

Quoted: Doug Chartier, “Bill Could Keep More Patent Lawsuits in Colorado,” Law Week Colorado, Vol. 14, No. 14, April 4, 2016

Author: “Making Sense of Apportionment in Patent Damages: Strategy in the Face of Uncertainty,” The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 44, No. 7, July 2015 (reprinted in The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Vol. 33, No. 2, Feb. 2016)

Author: “Apportionment In Patent Damages: An Overview,” Law Week Colorado, Vol. 13 No. 20, May 18, 2015

Author: “Copyright Transfer Terminations, Trademark, and Trade Dress: Forewarned is Forearmed,” The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 43, No. 11, November 2014 (with Samantha Picans)

Colorado Super Lawyers, 2018-2019, 2022-2023; Rising Stars, 2014-2015
Best Lawyers, IP Litigation, Patent Law, 2022-2023