Richard Holzer

Shareholder & President

Richard Holzer

Rick helps his clients develop intellectual property (IP) portfolios. He uses his significant experience in electrical and software engineering to advance his clients’ technologies, branding, and creativity.

Rick’s practice emphasizes IP portfolio management (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets), patent preparation and prosecution, patent analysis (noninfringement/infringement, invalidity/validity, clearance, patentability), and intellectual property due diligence. His technical areas include software, electronics, antennas, data storage systems and devices, telecommunications, nuclear engineering, mechanical systems, propulsion systems, and materials.

He is a past president of the Colorado IP American Inn of Court, and he is a past council member and current chair of the International Business Law Consortium (IBLC). Rick teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, teaching Patent Law, Patent Drafting and Prosecution, and Trademark Law. He is teaching Patent Prosecution in the spring semester of 2024.


J.D. – University of Michigan Law School
M.S. Electrical Engineering – Purdue University
B.S. Electrical Engineering – Purdue University


United States Patent and Trademark Office
Federal District Court of Colorado
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)

Professional Organizations

The Richard S. Linn, American Inn of Court
Denver Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
International Business Law Consortium (Chair)

Honors & Awards

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent®
IP Star 2015
People’s Choice: Best Intellectual Property Lawyer (Non-litigator) in 2016 Barrister’s Best issue of Law Week Colorado 
5280 Top Lawyer of 2021 5280 Magazine
Super Lawyers® 2024
SuperLawyerd Badge 2024