J.D., George Mason University
B.S., Physics, Louisiana State University
District of Columbia
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Supreme Court
American Bar Association, IP Section
American Intellectual Property Law Association
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.
Ms. Holoubek is a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, a two-volume set focused on the new contested proceedings under the America Invents Act published in 2012 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw. This book examines how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, and delivers practical analysis and advice. Ms. Holoubek is the Chapter Chief for the chapter on Covered Business Method Patent Review (CBM). Ms. Holoubek is also a contributing author of the chapter on "Patentability Challenges at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office" in the ABA's Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook, 4th Edition (2015).
Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Ms. Holoubek studied physics with a concentration in astronomy at Louisiana State University, focusing her research on gravitational wave detection. While at LSU, she also assisted in the development of software simulation and analysis programs for laboratory and educational use, and participated in a summer research fellowship at the California Institute of Technology. From 2008-2013, Ms. Holoubek served on the Executive Committee for LSU's College of Science.
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