Patricia Y. Ho
Patricia Ho, a shareholder, practices primarily in the areas of intellectual property litigation and transaction counseling. In a litigation context, Patty has a depth of experience handling all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret disputes, including in commercial litigation. In the course of representing her clients in IP litigation, Patty has taken or defended dozens of depositions around the country, including of fact witnesses, expert witnesses, and 30(b)(6) designees. She is also particularly skilled at helping clients develop and implement settlement agreements that preserve their businesses’ best interests.
Recognizing that every client is unique, Patty develops and implements a tailored intellectual property and litigation strategy for each client’s particular needs. In dispute matters, she is skilled at helping clients identify the specific case strategy that will be most useful for them while taking into account applicable budgetary constraints. Patty excels at handling bet-the-company cases with many moving parts, but she also regularly represents smaller clients in commercial disputes where she identifies ways to leverage litigation to achieve her clients’ outcomes.
In addition to handling the day-to-day management of multi-million dollar litigation matters, Patty excels at helping clients maximize their interests in settlement agreements, which require her to have a comprehensive understanding of her clients’ businesses and their long-term goals. Her work also includes the full dismissal for a defendant former officer for medical device company in a fraud and underlying breach of contract case concerning dispute with doctors over royalty payments.
Patty also assists clients with the development and licensing of intellectual property, in connection with which she frequently drafts licensing agreements, collaborative development agreements, software licensing agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and other technology-related agreements. In all aspects of client advising, Patty draws upon her extensive experience with complex litigation, including federal jury trials and appeals. Patty has a comprehensive understanding of the real-world implications of high-stakes litigation, which informs her advice and decision-making.
Patty is a volunteer with the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program. She also works volunteers with the Colorado Bar Association, where she serves as a council member at-large with the Litigation Section Executive Council and is on the Board of Governors for the Denver Bar Association. Patty has been recognized as a Rising Star attorney by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a graduate of Impact Denver, a leadership program of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
University of Colorado School of Law (J.D., 2006)
University of Washington (B.A. Information Systems/Business Administration, 2002)
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Trade Secrets and Confidentiality
- Computer Hardware & Software
- Green Technology
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2011
United States District Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2010
United States District Court, District of Colorado 2008
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2006
Honorable William D. Robbins of the Denver District Court
Honorable John L. Kane of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010-2012, 2015-2020
Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Intellectual Property, 2023