Ben Holt is a registered patent attorney who focuses his practice on patent prosecution and intellectual property with industry experience in software, cloud computing, Internet technologies, video game systems, electronics and embedded systems. He advises Fortune 500 companies, mid-size companies, foreign entities and start-ups on patent prosecution and portfolio strategy.
As a patent attorney, Mr. Holt’s work has included cloud computing solutions, video games, digital fingerprinting, secure communications and secure computing technologies. His cloud computing experience includes platform technologies including storage platforms, advertising platforms, computing platforms, access control platforms and security to name a few. Mr. Holt’s video game experience includes both software and hardware from multi-player technologies and console synchronization to emulation and processing. His secure communications experience includes TLS/SSL technologies, secure communication extensions, cryptography and digital signatures.
Mr. Holt was formerly an embedded engineer with Systronix in Salt Lake City. He was the project lead for their JCX project, interfacing their processors with a variety of input/output modules. Mr. Holt's work included the API functionality, allowing programmers to rapidly deploy embedded solutions in real-time Java. For this work, he was invited to give two BOF presentations at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
As an engineer, Mr. Holt was responsible for providing interfaces to hardware devices and server systems to enable the rapid development of client solutions. His work included creating communication interfaces, reporting interfaces, I/O interfaces, command interfaces and dynamic loading of device support in an embedded system to allow a single code base to run multiple devices.
Prior to graduating from law and business school, Mr. Holt was tapped by the Lassonde Center at the University of Utah as an associate to assist with the launch of the University's inventions into the marketplace. This prestigious and competitive selection allowed him to interface with local inventors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Mr. Holt's experience includes leading a student group that evaluated business strategy for a small start-up company and a large hospital resulting in recommendations to lock in a competitive advantage.
Professional & Community Activities
American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division IP & Internet Law Committee, Sub-Committee Chair (2012)
Utah State Bar, Cyberlaw Section, Cyber Symposium Planning Committee (2012)
Utah State Bar, Cyberlaw Section, Chair (2011)
Utah State Bar, Cyberlaw Section, Vice-Chair (2010)
Utah State Bar, Cyberlaw Section, Secretary (2009)
North Davis Preparatory Academy, 2011 Volunteer of the Year
Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge, 2008 Finalist (Top 10 of 180)
Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Society, 2008 Member (Top 10% GPA)
S.J. Quinney School of Law Journal, Journal of Law and Family Studies, Staff (2005-2006)